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Serralunga d’Alba sits in the foodie-friendly triangle between Alba, Bra and Barolo. You can spy the village from miles off, too – just look for a hill crowned by a castle that’s straight out of a fairy-tale.
Rings of citrus-hued houses uncoil from the castle. Many places double as fine dining restaurants, wine cellars and agriturismi – and you only have to peek over the countryside to see why.
The hilly Langhe region rolls out below Serralunga d’Alba, offering up wall-to-wall vineyards. Barolo is the grape of choice around here. The hyper-local Serralunga variety isn’t as fruity as most Piedmont reds, instead showcasing dark, smoky flavours.
The rest of Langhe is your oyster from Serralunga d’Alba. A bus runs a few times a day, putting the cobbled streets of Monforte d’Alba and the Roman city of Alba in easy reach. Alternatively, hop in a car – you’ll reach both in less than 30 minutes.