Barolo - From Viewpoint, Italy
Barolo is a small hamlet in the province of Cuneo in Piedmont, Italy. Located about 56 km southeast of Turin, the village is home to some of the world’s finest and most expensive wines. The village is surrounded by vineyards planted on steep, sunny hillsides. Barolo is the ideal place to witness traditional winemaking methods and experience the beauty of the Italian countryside. Head to the castle-like “Casa Barolo” for an informative tour and tasting experience. The museum details the history of the village and the wine. In its cellar, Barolo’s most renowned vintner produces incredible Barolo wines. Other notable wineries in the area include Castelgiocondo, Fontanafredda, Aldo Conterno, and Gaja. Barolo is also the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll. Go to “La Poderia” for a historical walk around the old village and its streets lined with Barolo-style houses. End the tour with a visit to the Church of San Secondo and the old City Hall. Enjoy the panoramic views of the vineyards, hills and valleys along the way. Visit Barolo during the “Circuito dei Grandi Vini” (Grand Wine Circuit). This festivity involves the entire village and offers a route through the lanes of the village's wineries and cellars. Pocket-sized bottles of the “Nebbiolo” varietal are handed out in celebration of Barolo's excellent wines.