Museo del Vino a Barolo

Langhe, Roero & Monferrato

A capricious jaunt through the history of viticulture via light, film and installations, care of the imagination of Swiss designer François Confino (who also designed Turin’s cinema museum). It's set over three floors of the village's stunning medieval castle and is best braved after a tasting session, when it all will seem to make sense.

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1. Cappella del Barolo

1.18 MILES

Alba's winemaking-restaurateuring Ceretti family has commissioned a number of site-specific artworks in the region and this never-consecrated chapel is…

2. Torre Campanaria

1.91 MILES

Dating back to the early 1700s, La Morra's stolid bell tower soars 31m above Piazza Castello. Make your way up the narrow staircases for fine 360-degree…

4. Chiesa di San Andrea

7.47 MILES

The sloping main square in Bra contains some stately baroque architecture best exemplified by this beauty, designed by Bernini.

5. Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

7.68 MILES

There's been a cathedral here since the 12th century, though the current terracotta-brick affair is mostly the result of an almost complete neo-Gothic…

6. Centro Culturale San Giuseppe

7.71 MILES

A converted church turned cultural centre, this is a lovely place to catch a choral or chamber music performance, or undertake a bracing hike up 134 steps…

7. Torre di Barbaresco

10.48 MILES

Take the lift to the rooftop of this restored medieval tower for a sublime view over wine country. You'll see the meandering Tanaro River, various other…

8. Castello di Racconigi

17.15 MILES

A sumptuous 17th-century Savoy refit of an 11th-century castle; the 19th-century gardens with lakes, caves and follies are great for rambling. It's…