City-symbol of the Langhe, Alba overlooks the plain, in front of a fascinating crown of hills. Originally it was a Liguro-Celtic area, and, after the Roman domination, in the Middle Ages the defensive walls, that still now enclose the city, were built. Above the walls, there are the buttresses and towers. That is why Alba is known as the city of a hundred towers. The city has been subjected by several dominations, and its troubled history changed several times the urban plan. The legacy is an impressive example of coexistence of styles: the Town Hall on the ancient Roman ruins, Via Vittorio Emanuele, formerly Via Maestra, where it is possible to find evidence of both the Medieval and the Liberty style. Among the religious architecture, you can admire the Gothic style Duomo, and the Church of San Domenico, now deconsecrated and site for exhibitions and concerts.