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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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  • Inside the castle is distorted and we learn nothing about the vineyards of Barolo, information on the vine and wine General and rather intended for young children, minimum scenography. To avoid.
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  • A nice little place and a nice Church will be at the Museum of wine around. Thus so or so worth the way here to go ;-).
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  • This original Museum liked both children and adults. It's interactive, colorful and original. A nice way to celebrate the Langhe wine: the history of this ancient beverage is reconstructed by combining modern technologies to rudimentary techniques, but still fine (mirror effects, levers and more). It starts at the top to get to the ground floor, where you can visit the rooms of the castle that was home to the famous patriot Silvio Pellico. Not to be missed!
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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).

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