Your visit to Alba can begin with the Church of San Giovanni in the 'Elvio Pertinax Square' which contains several interesting artworks.
Back outside the church, on the square itself, there are two 15th century tower-houses which still retain their structure from the late medieval period.
Continue along Via Cavour, which has one of the most beautiful architectural structures of the entire Old Town, to reach the Piazza del Duomo and then Piazza Risorgimento.
Not far from the cathedral is the Church of San Domenico, a 13th-century church with a Romanesque-Gothic façade, which opens onto a beautiful splayed portal. After visiting Saint Dominic Church continue along Via Calissano to see the Social Theatre, built in 1855 in the neo-classical style.
From the Piazza del Duomo you can follow the ancient Via Maestra (now called "Via Vittorio Emanuele”), which has long been an important artery for the social, cultural and economic life of Alba.
Alba is especially a city of towers and, in Piazza del Duomo, it is possible to visit the highest and best preserved of these, which are the Sineo, Bonino, and Artesiano towers.
This activity includes:
- Michele Ferrero Square
- San Lorenzo Dom
- San Domenico Church
Things to note