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Alba is the modern Gaelic name for Scotland. Originally it was the name given to the kingdoms of the Picts and the Scotss (Pictavia and Dalriada), north of the rivers Forth and Clyde unified by Kenneth Mac Alpin. As time passed that kingdom incorporated others to the south, until the modern borders were reached.

Alba is an important town of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo, in the area of Langhe.

Famous for the white truffle, peach and wine production, it hosts the Palazzo Comunale (13th century), some towers of 14th century, and a notable Cathedral (Duomo - started in 12th century and restructured in 15th century).

For the Romanian county Alba see Alba, Romania.

See also: Jessica Alba