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    Alba, Capital Of Good Wine And Truffles

    Perhaps the name "Alba" to many people will not say anything, but certainly everyone knows that of "Nutella": the famous spreadable cream was born right here. In fact, you will see that in addition to vines, the vegetation is also home to many hazelnut plants, at the foot of which truffles, another specialty of this small village, are often found.
    On today's day we will taste some excellent Barolo and there will be no shortage of photography on the giant bench, this time red!
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    Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
    09:2030 min

    Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

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    The Cathedral (found in Piazza Risorgimento is one of the city's main attractions. Built around 1500, in the Gothic style, it has been renovated several times. Very beautiful, it is also and especially worth a visit inside.
    In the same Square you can also enter and visit the hallway and entrance to the Town Hall, inside which on the main staircase you will find a Pieta and several frescoes dating back to the late 1300s.
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    Torre Bonino
    10:0015 min

    Torre Bonino

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    Alba's nickname is "city of a hundred towers" because of the strong presence of these buildings for protective purposes. Many have been torn down, others incorporated into the buildings.
    The three best-preserved towers are the Bonino Tower, the Astesiano Tower and the Sineo Tower, and unfortunately they cannot be visited from the inside, but can only be admired from the outside. All the towers are close to each other, so it is impossible not to notice them.
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    Castle of Grinzane Cavour
    10:3045 min

    Castle of Grinzane Cavour

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    We leave Alba and move to Grinzane Cavou, a tiny little town set in a remarkable landscape.
    In summer the surroundings are a whole expanse of sunflowers in bloom.
    Here we find a beautiful castle, inside which is the Langhe Museum. Packed with historical rooms, it will show us the treasures of the Cavour family, the one to which Camillo Benso (Count of Cavour) belonged.
    Here find more info and opening hours of the castle, it is closed on Tuesdays.
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    Panchina Gigante Rossa
    11:3010 min

    Panchina Gigante Rossa

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    If yesterday we took photos with the blue bench overlooking the vineyards, today get ready for another shot, on the red one.
    One more shot from above albeit with a slightly different view: we are in the Langhe, the vineyard lands, and while they may look similar, they are all different.
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    Azienda agricola Marrone
    11:501 hr 30 min

    Azienda agricola Marrone

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    We are in La Morra, "home of Barolo," a red wine that normally accompanies pork and beef, as well as cheeses and truffles from these areas.
    However, there will be no shortage of red, white and dessert wines, as well as large 1.5-liter sizes.
    Visit the winery and taste the wine at this farm. You can also walk among the vineyards, visit the winery and see the winemaking process, try authentic wines and take some home as souvenirs. Your friends will thank you!
    For guided tours, contact the winery here and book your tour in advance.
    Hours: daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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    Osteria More e Macine
    13:301 hr

    Osteria More e Macine

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    A small tavern where you can experience typical dishes and good drinking.
    The osteria offers traditional menus, with small revisions. It is suggested to book on the terrace to enjoy the view.
    Unmissable appetizers of cheeses and cold cuts. Start the meal this way.
    Excellent value for money.
    For info, click here
    Hours: open daily from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
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    Cappella delle Brunate
    14:4530 min

    Cappella delle Brunate

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    To work off lunch and wine, let's go take some colorful photos at Brunate Chapel.
    We reach it by car, but then you'll have to do a bit of walking.
    The Chapel was built in 1914 to allow vineyard workers to shelter from the weather. In the late 1990s it was renovated by artists David Tremlett and Sol LeWitt.
    Tremlett we already met on our first stop yesterday.
    A curiosity told by Ceretto of Touring Magazine: the artists would receive for life, a bottle of fine wine every week, one for each. This was in exchange for the beautification work :)
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    Museo della Magia
    15:401 hr 30 min

    Museo della Magia

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    The Museum of Magic, which is actually an association, aims to spread and create a magical and theatrical culture.
    The association carries out outreach activities of to the children of the world through the Salesian missions of Don Bosco.
    For info, click here The museum is open on Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. while on weekends and holidays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. However, I recommend checking the openings which may change according to the seasons.
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    WiMu Museo del Vino a Barolo
    17:301 hr 30 min

    WiMu Museo del Vino a Barolo

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    We are in Barolo, and here a visit to the Wine Museum is a must to start discovering this beautiful village and its tradition of master winemakers.
    The Museum is inside a noble palace, which alone is worth a visit.
    Here find info on the museum.
    Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last admission h. 6 p.m.).
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    Locanda La Gemella
    19:151 hr 30 min

    Locanda La Gemella

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    We dine at this Locanda offering traditional Langhe cuisine and excellent wine.
    I suggest: tris della tradizione (appetizer) consisting of vitello tonnato, tuna in rabbit, peppers.
    Don't miss the Plin, a typical Langhe first course, similar to Ravioli.
    Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Lunch from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. On other days it is open from 7 to 10 p.m.
    For info, click here
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