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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
Barolo is a small town south of [[Alba]].  While there may be bus service from [[Alba]] or other nearby cities, you need a car to get to Barolo and get around the area effectively.
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Barolo is a small town south of [[Alba]].  While there may be bus service from [[Alba]] or other nearby cities, you need a car to get to Barolo and get around the area effectively.  There is a free car park on the left as you enter the town.  You can park there and get to any of the sights in Barolo in a few minutes on foot.  The streets are quite narrow, so parking in the car park is a good idea.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
  
Barolo is walkable.
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Barolo is walkable.  You can walk the entire town in 30 minutes.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
  
Barolo is a world famous wine city.  It is the namesake city for the "king of wines and the wine of kings" of the same name.
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Barolo is a world famous wine city.  It is the namesake city for the "king of wines and the wine of kings" of the same name.  Barolo is a very scenic small town.  The surrounding countryside is spectacular. There are some very panoramic views from the Castello.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
  
Taste wine.  Taste more wine.  Buy wine.
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Taste wine.  Taste more wine.  Buy wine.  There are several good wine shops in town, and a number of famous producers have tasting rooms in the town.
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
There in an enoteca in the basement of the Castello.  You can't miss the Castello - it's the castle at the top of the hill.  This enoteca has a lot of local wines from recent vintages.  The opening hours are irregular, so you should check in advance before going there to taste.   
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There in an enoteca in the basement of the Castello, the Enoteca Regionale del Barolo.  You can't miss the Castello - it's the castle at the top of the hill.  This enoteca has a lot of local wines from recent vintages.  The opening hours are irregular, so you should check in advance before going there to taste.  The phone number can be found on the city link below.
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==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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The restaurant options in Barolo, like other small towns in the area, are limited.  [http://www.barolodibarolo.com/inglese/alloggiare&gustare.asp Several restaurants] are listed on the town's web page.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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By all means.
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
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==Contact==
 
==Contact==
  
There is a [http://www.barolodibarolo.com/paese_castello.asp web page] (in Italian) for the city.
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There is a [http://www.barolodibarolo.com/inglese/index.asp web page] (in English) for the community.  There are a lot of great links to wine producers, hotels and restaurants on this page.
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==

Revision as of 18:53, 24 February 2008

Barolo is a small town in Piedmont.

Contents

Get in

Barolo is a small town south of Alba. While there may be bus service from Alba or other nearby cities, you need a car to get to Barolo and get around the area effectively. There is a free car park on the left as you enter the town. You can park there and get to any of the sights in Barolo in a few minutes on foot. The streets are quite narrow, so parking in the car park is a good idea.

Get around

Barolo is walkable. You can walk the entire town in 30 minutes.

See

Barolo is a world famous wine city. It is the namesake city for the "king of wines and the wine of kings" of the same name. Barolo is a very scenic small town. The surrounding countryside is spectacular. There are some very panoramic views from the Castello.

Do

Taste wine. Taste more wine. Buy wine. There are several good wine shops in town, and a number of famous producers have tasting rooms in the town.

Buy

There in an enoteca in the basement of the Castello, the Enoteca Regionale del Barolo. You can't miss the Castello - it's the castle at the top of the hill. This enoteca has a lot of local wines from recent vintages. The opening hours are irregular, so you should check in advance before going there to taste. The phone number can be found on the city link below.


Eat

The restaurant options in Barolo, like other small towns in the area, are limited. Several restaurants are listed on the town's web page.

Drink

By all means.

Sleep

Contact

There is a web page (in English) for the community. There are a lot of great links to wine producers, hotels and restaurants on this page.

Get out


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