Tours Program

Barolo, WIMU and wine tasting

Visit of the Barolo village, its castle followed by a wine tasting

Guided tour of the village of Barolo. Barolo is not only the birthplace of the homonymous and highly  prized wine, but it is also the medieval village that represents a sort of capital for the territory: if Alba  is the nerve center of the Langhe area, both for the greatness of the village and for the importance of  its White Truffle, Barolo is the second pole of attraction, around which, on the surrounding hills, there  are plenty of magnificent and important medieval villages, such as La Morra, Serralunga, Castiglione  Falletto, Roddi. The territory of Barolo has a very rich history linked to the wonderful monuments, the  wrinkles that mark the faces of the elderly who still work this land and the rolling hills that surround  the country like a cradle. And the Castle of Barolo which recollects and amplifies this heritage. 

Visit of the Falletti Municipal Castle of Barolo location of the most innovative wine museum in Italy, the  WIMU. Inside of the numerous halls of the Castle, wine will be celebrated in history and art, in cooking  and cinema, in music and literature, in universal myths and in local traditions. The Wine Museum is  also a tribute to the history of the Castle and to the famous people who lived there or visited it: the  Count of Cavour, the Marquise Juliette Colbert and the patriot Silvio Pellico. The immersion in the world  of wine will end at the cellars of the Castle that host the Regional Wine Bar of Barolo. 

Final tasting with a glass of Barolo DOCG at the end of the visit at the WIMU. 

Visit to Alba Historical

Visit historical sites, the Cathedral and the towers of the Middle-Age

You will visit the most significant cultural heritage of the historic center of Alba, with particular  attention to medieval heritage and towers. As well as an in-depth visit to the Cathedral of San Lorenzo,  an ancient church that has undergone several changes and that today shows its Romanesque soul  through the baroque elegance of the side chapels and the new neo-Gothic façade. The Cathedral  houses a very important Renaissance wooden choir, as well as numerous paintings that tell the stories  of the patron Saints of the city. 

To conclude, you will make the climb to the bell tower of the Cathedral, from which you will have an  exclusive view of the city from above! 

Please note: The same visit will be held both Thursday and Sunday.

Truffle hunt

Walking in the woods accompanied by trifulau (expert in finding white truffle)

A walk through woods and hills in the heart of Langhe, in company of a trifulao which will guide you in  search of the legendary Tuber Magnatum Pico, the White Truffle of Alba. It is only thanks to the  infallible nose of the dog, faithful companion of the truffle hunter, that we can taste the precious White  Truffle of Alba: the trifulao and his friendly friend will reveal some secrets of the precious mushroom  and its search methods: under which trees it grows? What are the most suitable soils? What elements  of nature are likely clues for a successful search? How is the precious mushroom quarried?  

The hunt can be proposed in the woods of Roero, Bassa or Alta Langa and will allow not only to discover  every secret related to the truffle, but also to see the trifulao and the dog at work.  

Cooking class

A fun pasta class in order to prepare the “agnolotti del plin” , a famous and  traditional type of stuffed fresh pasta from the Langhe region. Join us for a  pasta adventure and learn

Barbaresco, Neive and wine tasting

Visit of the Barbaresco and Neive villages, and a wine tasting at Cantina  Castello di Neive 

As Barolo and La Morra are among the most famous villages of the Langa of Barolo, likewise Barbaresco and Neive play the same role for the Langa of Barbaresco.  

The visit comprehen a guided tour of the historic center of Barbaresco, a village where its tower stands  out, from which you can see all the surrounding villages and whose construction dates back to the  eighteenth century by the Counts Galleani. The Castle is located in the centre of the village, originally  equipped with beautiful gardens, large halls and especially underground cellars of great value, it was  the seat of the Cantina Sociale del Barbaresco built by Professor Domizio Cavazza, considered the  father of Barbaresco wine. During the walking tour you will also see the Parish Church of San Giovanni  Battista, of Baroque style and solid construction, and the church of San Donato that has been destined to accommodate the Enoteca Regionale del Barbaresco.  

The visit will continue with a guided tour of the historic center of Neive, which retains a medieval  structure, made of cobbled streets that rise towards the clock tower and elegant terracotta buildings.  It has been inserted in the club of “The most beautiful villages in Italy”, created by the Council of  Tourism of the Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI). From the top of the village you will have a  panoramic view of the surrounding hills cultivated with vines: the production area of great D.O.C and  D.O.C.G. wines. 

Final visit and wine tasting at Cantina Castello di Neive. 

Trekking amid Barolo’s vineyards

The walk will be an opportunity to learn about the story of wine and how the history of Barolo is closely  linked to the history of Italy. The intermediate destination of this excursion will be the Chapel owned  by Cantina Ceretto, SS. Madonna delle Grazie, a small chapel never consecrated that was built in 1914  to gather people who worked in the surrounding vineyards in case of thunderstorms or violent  hailstorms. Today the Chapel is refurbished in a completely eccentric way, thanks to the English artist  David Tremlett, great wine lover, and the American Sol LeWitt. The walk also includes a visit of the  village of La Morra. 

Alba underground – the past is under your feet

You will visit Roman remains of the old city called Alba Pompeia

This is a guided tour by an accredited professional archaeologist of three sites among the 32  of the city’s archaeological route, with a conclusion at the Museum of Archaeology and  Natural Sciences Federico Eusebio.  

This tour is aimed at discovering the ancient city of Alba Pompeia (as Alba was called during  the Roman Times). The archelogist will guide you through the ancient medieval remains of the  city historic centre built upon the roman remains. 

A lot has remained of the last two thousand years of history in the heart of the city  underground, a few meters below the streets and sidewalks, fragments of disappeared cities  compose the rich heritage of the Museum F. Eusebio, of the Monumental Archaeological Route  of the city and its many underground paths.