Getting around Piedmont

Due to the hilly terrain of Piedmont, we strongly recommend that our guests rent a car. Alba itself is great for pedestrians and cycling excursions, but in order to visit some of the spectacular vineyards, restaurants and historical sites that make Piedmont famous, a car is essential. We would also advise hiring a sat nav with your car… saving yourself from spending all your data on Google Maps! We would also advise bringing a back-up map just incase. Please note that even though Barolo and Barbaresco areas are only separated by about 20 km, journey times can take much longer than you’d think, due to the hilly and winding roads. 

Both Turin and Milan have an abundance of car rental companies, the majority of which are based a short shuttle from the airport terminals.

Milan Malpensa (MXP)

  • Alamo
  • Argus Car Hire
  • EasyCar
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • Hertz

Turin (TRN)

  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • Holiday Autos
  • Argus Car Hire

This is by no means an exhaustive list for either airport – please let us know if you would like us to arrange car on your behalf.