Alba

Alba

Although it is really the charm of the city as a whole, with its towers, palaces and unspoiled medieval streets that is the main attraction in Alba, there are also several monuments of particular interest that you will come across as you explore including the 11th century cathedral.

Your visit to Alba can begin with the Church of San Giovanni in the ‘Elvio Pertinax Square’ which contains several interesting artworks such as the the ‘Madonna delle Grazie’ by Barnaba da Modena (1377); the ‘Adoration of the Child with Madonna and Saints Joseph Nicholas of Tolentino, Augustine, and Jerome”, by  Macrino da Alba, a local painter (c.1465-1520)).

In the church choir you can also see an icon by Giovanni Antonio Molineri (1575-1642), depicting the “Baptism of Jesus”; and in the third chapel on the right is a painting of the “Madonna del Carmine”, by Guglielmo Caccia, called “Moncalvo” (1568-1625).