In the dimly lit garden, more restless patrons were free to amble around the fringes without disturbing the more fervent gathered around the piano. On departure there was a glass of wine compliments of the house. Famous for it's truffles and the wines of nearby Barberesca and Barolo, Alba made for a pleasant bucolic stop. It was so tempting to stay longer with a concerts of zarzuela and jazz in Alba scheduled for the following evening but onward to the coast in search of Puccini.
Have a listen to apres concert buzz at Castello Reale Verduno . Magic!