Barolo is a small town located in the Piedmont region in Italy in the famous wine producing region of Langhe. The town is famous for its many vines and its many varieties of red wine which are made from the nebbiolo grape. Barolo is located in the Cuneo province and it can only be called a village.
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Barolo is spread over a tiny area of 5.6 sq km and the population of the village is only around 750. The village is located close to the cities of Turin and Cuneo. Barolo is also located quite close to Alba, famous for the white truffle. Plenty of wine lovers from Italy and even from other countries visit Barolo to sample some of its famous wines.
The most interesting place to visit in Barolo is the ancient Castello Falletti. Except for the castle, there aren't many other places to visit within the village. The castle was originally built in the 10th century to protect the settlement from invaders. The complex of the castle is quite huge and there are several attractions located within the castle like a museum and an enoteca. Parts of the original 10th century structure is still standing in the castle, however much of it was destroyed in the 16th century. The castle is located in the main piazza of the village and is standing on top of a hill. There is a small museum within the castle which provides information on the castle and the history of the village. The castle also provides excellent views of the regions located close to the village and the neighboring vineyards.
Barolo is mainly famous for its many vineyards which are known for their excellent quality wines. There are several Crus or vineyards located around the village and visiting one is the best thing to do in the region. Several different vineyards offer wine tasting tours to tourists. Most wine tasting tours include a light lunch, tasting session of their local wines, a short lesson on wine tasting tips and a trip to the vineyard where these grapes are grown.