The village of Monforte d’Alba dates back as far as Roman times.
Its fortunate position (Mons – Fortis) certainly made it strategic from a military point of view.
Once a colony of the Longobards, it came under various feudal lords before passing via the House of Savoy into the hands of the Marchesi del Carretto family.
A number of frescoes in the local chapels are of interest.
Monforte is associated with the siege of the Cathar heretics in the XI century, and their deportation during the Crusades by Archbishop Ariberto d’Intimiano from Milan, where their massacre is today remembered in the name of a street: Corso Monforte.