The quaint historic centre offers a tranquil setting with windy streets and cute courtyards, and a nice selection of cafes and eateries.
All the necessary essential services can be found in the town including a post office, bank, pharmacy and tourist information office. There are shops selling local products and other groceries and a mini-market. Of course here you will find numerous restaurants and wine cellars also.
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The towns historic charm and attractions are very interesting: for example Monfortes ancient castle Palazzo Scarampi, which is thought to date back to the 1200s. Throughout history, the castle incurred a few scratches and scrapes during local wars, but its present form and appearance is due to an extensive renovation in 1833.
Auditorium Horszowski is an open space in the middle of the town shaped like an amphitheatre (pictured centre). The best known pianist who gave her name to the square, even played for the inauguration in 1986. Today it plays host to jazz concerts, regional theatre, films and other cultural events - primarily in the summer months.
There are only around 2000 residents in the town, and it borders with many other legendary vineyard regions including those of Barolo just 6 km from Monforte d'Alba. Other noteworthy cities within affordable range include the host city for the Winter Olympics and home to the Fiat group Torino (about 60 km), spellbinding Cuneo (approx. 40 km), wine town of La Morra, slow food town Bra and of course the historic pearl Alba, which binds the whole area together.