Barolo

The castle that dominates the many hills covered with vineyards of Nebbiolo has been first built around the year 1000. The town’s name probably comes from the Celtic “bas reul”, low place, due to its position.

Around 1250 the town was given to the Falletti family, who owned it until 1864; the last member of the family, Giulia, invented the Barolo making technique as it is used today.

In the castle there’s the Regional wine-shop of Barolo, where the best local wines are selected.

History

If not the town of Barolo itself, at least its territory was surely inhabited in the prehistoric era: silica tools and weapons of the neolithic era have been found in the “Fava” site.

A tombstone of the Roman period has been found in 1920 in the village of Vergne.

The castle has been built in the X century when, after the Hungarian and Saracen attacks, Berengario I of Provence allowed the local feudatories and religious people to build defensive fortresses and towers.

In 1250 it was owned by the marquis Falletti, together with 50 more feuds all over Piedmont. They owned the whole Barolo area.

The family came to an end in 1864, when the last marquise, Giulia Colbert, died without heirs. She gave Barolo wine its character and fame.

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Events in Barolo and around

08 May

Pieni di entusiasmo vi invitiamo al nostro Open party in cantina, per festeggiare il ritorno alla zona gialla e alla possibilità di ritrovarsi insieme

08 May 09 May

All’indomani della riapertura alle visite guidate, torna anche l’arte protagonista al castello di Roddi, che ospita la mostra dell’artista astigiano Filippo Pinsoglio, pittore del Palio di Asti 2021

09 May

Una giornata all'insegna del benessere e della cura del proprio corpo per passare del tempo di qualità in un luogo magico e insieme alla propria mamma!

09 May

Una giornata all'insegna del benessere e della cura del proprio corpo per passare del tempo di qualità in un luogo magico e insieme alla propria mamma!

Eat & Sleep in Barolo and around

Winery

Matteo Soria

— Castiglione Tinella —

Winery

Vietto

— Novello —

The Castle of Barolo

Castello Comunale Falletti di Barolo, Piazza Falletti, Barolo, CN, Italia
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WiMu – The Wine Museum

WiMu Museo del Vino a Barolo, Castello Comunale Falletti di Barolo, Piazza Falletti, Barolo, CN, Italia
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The Annunziata Abbey

Frazione Annunziata, 38, 12064 Annunziata CN, Italia
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Maria Vergine Assunta Church

Montelupo Albese, CN, Italia
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The parish church of saint Frontiniano Martyr

Via Loggero, 28, 12050 Sinio CN, Italia
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