Starting at Alba, go in the direction of the Alta Langa hills on board a motorcycle for a sensational ride that brings you closer to the open road than any ride in a closed car would. From the muggy plains of Alba, humid and dusty, pass through the crystalline air of Benevello, Borgomale, Manera, and San Bovo, whose forests smell of musky earth and ferns in the cool shadows, even in full summer.
In Italy’s 150 years of history, few intellectuals have so dedicated themselves to this country with the same intensity and passion as Luigi Einaudi. University professor and economist of the liberal party, a worldwide known intellectual, elected as Minister and President of the Italian Republic, Einaudi was always strongly tied to the land of his origins and grew ever closer in the last years of his life.
The Doglianese architect Giovanni Battista Schellino (1818-1905) has been the single greatest influence on the countryside and architectural style of the Langhe territory in the 19th and 20th centuries.