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WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo, Barolo

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Set among Piedmont's hills, WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo reveals the history of the region's wine-making industry. Explore the museum's grounds within a historic castle. Join a guided tour to learn about wine's place in myth, legend, literature, and more as you descend through the fortress. Afterward, savor a glass of a local specialty or take part in a tasting session. Before you head to Barolo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Barolo vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Barolo has to offer, including WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo.
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  • I'm not sure this wine museum is worth seeing for visitors. We had a much better time and more educational experience doing a wine tour in the area. It seems much more of a trippy concept art peace th...  more »
  • We paid 22 euros for a family of 4 and spent perhaps 20 minutes. I can see that they tried to make something special, but at the end the museum fails to capture is visitors' interest. A bit of a decep...  more »
  • The Italians have some strange museums. This is the weirdest. The village of Barolo itself is so cute that it is the Disney-perfect version of an Italian village. Of course there is a castle in the mi...  more »
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  • The first part of the tour was overly abstract and weird (there were flying metronomes at one point), the second part was overly involved (50 paragraphs of text one after the other) and unattractive, and the third part was uninteresting (rooms dedicated to movies, music, food, and royalty). What I wanted to learn about was the winemaking process, the history of Barolo, the peculiarities of Barolo's land, and what makes the wine special. Plus it cost €8 to enter and the wine tasting at the end is €2-€4 per sip. Waste of time and money.
  • A naive and ill conceived set of presentations cloaked in the claim of being the Barolo wine museum. The tour starts on the third floor and continues in nearly hallucinogenic fashion with flashing lights, dark corridors, haunting music and poorly presented elements of wine production. The first floor begins to tell a story but far too late and in an incomplete manner. Unfortunate as considerable effort has been invested uselessly. The entry fee of €8 should be challenged in court :-). Didn't think a topic like this could be botched so badly.
  • the information given on the brochure is mischievous. Seems to visit a museum dedicated to wine, but the information provided are nonexistent. The visit consists of many audiovisual experiences that don't really say anything. Plus, reading the brochure you may understand that at the end of the visit there is a wine tasting ..there is, but it's not included in the museum ticket and so it's basically like going in a normal shop. The only positive thing was the view of Barolo from the top of the terrace.
  • It is the worst museum I have ever been to. Period. I'm a sommelier and there are a million reasons why this wine region is unique and make every wine lover dream. How in a wine museum you don't even explain to people how wine is made? The basic concepts of fermentation? Why is there no mention of nebbiolo specificities? The differences in terroirs in Piedmont? It's a shame that so many producers are working so hard to make exeptional wines and tourists are welcomed in Barolo by a museum like this. Advice to tourists: don't waste your time, call a winery or two, meet the producers, ask them questions, try their wines but please don't go to this museum!
  • THE MUSEUM IS MODERN AND INTERACTIVE AS WELL AS WELL-MAINTAINED. IT DEDICATES GREAT SPACE TO THE GENERAL HISTORY OF WINE. I WOULD HAVE ENJOYED A GREATER FOCUS ON THE CURRENT LOCAL PRODUCTION OF BAROLO WINE SPECIFICALLY. THE VISIT CONCLUDES AT THE ENOTECA REGIONALE DEL BAROLO WHERE YOU CAN TASTE BAROLO WINE (WHICH YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR ON TOP OF THE ENTRANCE FEE OF 8 EUR).