Cold and temperate is how the experts describe the climate of the Langhe, although it's gotten warmer recently. The spring brings rather unpredictable rains, which taper off in summer and continue until fall, when precipitation drops as winter moves in.
"The various micro-climates created by the hills and valleys of the Langa influenced by the continental climate of the entire area, stimulates particularly fine and aromatic nuances in the wines. During the summer, the difference between the heat of day and cool nights increase the aromas in the skins of the grapes and ensure the fascinating variety which is the hallmark of this region’s structured and complex wines, perfect for ageing. The tannins typical of these grand wines also contribute to their constant fascination." ~ the Terroir
Alba's famous late fall truffle fair brings tourists to the Langhe. During the truffle fair, you can book a visit to Alba's underground, showing the layers of the city since the Romans inhabited it as Alba Pompeia.
While you can expect some rain, the spring around Alba is a fine season in which to visit.
Spring and fall are the best times for visiting Alba, although the summer isn't a bad time to visit the Langhe, either.
In late april/early may Alba celebrates Vinum, celebrating the wines of Langhe and Roero.
Alba's train station is found at Piazza Trento e Trieste. There are regular trains to/from Turin. See Alba to Turin for a map and all routes between the cities. You can change the destinations to get complete route and price information for any pair of cities.
The highly-rated Casanova is close to the train station. Rooms include a kitchen and free wifi.
If you have a car, 10 minutes from Alba is the bargain called Agriturismo Paitin.
Lodging will be tight in October and November in Alba due to the truffle fair, so you may have to search for a hotel. You can use the box below. For top rated vacation rental apartments, see the recommended rentals below.