Barolo Travel Guide

A Royal Tapestry of Medieval Charm, Legendary Wines, and Culinary Delights in Italy's Enchanting Langhe Region

Barolo is called the King of Wines and the Wine of Kings. Barolo is one of the world’s best wines made with the Nebbiolo grape. The name also refers to the delightful little medieval hamlet in Piedmont’s beautiful Langhe wine region in the Cannubi Valley. The town name has Celtic origins, and the hamlet hosts many myths and legends. The charming 10th-century castle was built in response to the many Saracen raids in the area. In the 13th century, the Falletti family, bankers from nearby Alba (home to the truffle), took the castle over. Interestingly, over time, the Falletti family “became” counts and eventually Marquises in the 18th century. The lineage died out, and in the ’70s, the castle became public property.

Barolo Castle now houses the Barolo wine museum, “WiMu,” and the castle’s cellars are home to the Enoteca Regionale (regional wine shop). Barolo is a town that lives for wine; almost all businesses are related to wine or food. There are wine shops, wineries, and restaurants with outstanding wine lists. Vineyards surround the hamlet. Practically all visitors also come for the wine. Indeed, Barolo Hamlet and the entire Langhe region are utterly delightful places to go on a truly magical wine-tasting tour!

  • Risotto al Barolo
    Risotto al Barolo

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  • The Castle of Barolo

    Located in the Piazza Falletti, the castle dominates the hamlet. It houses the Enoteca Regionale and also the Museo Etnografico e Appartamenti Storici (Museum of Local Traditions and Customs) that has period furniture and a historic library on display.

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