Barolo is a perfect holiday destination for travellers with an enjoyment of peace and rural tranquility and wine afficionados who appreciate benefits of visiting excellent vineyards and the opportunities given to sample some of the best locally-produced wines.
Hiring a car or driving direct to the Piedmont region gives freedoms to explore this fertile wine-growing region and visit some of the highly regarded vineyards.
The village is surrounded by vineyards, with wine tasting tours commonly provided to tourists for a small charge. It's typical for a wine tasting tour to include a stroll around the vineyard to see how the grapes are grown, tips on making wines, tastings and a light lunch with wine.
Two of the popular Barolo vineyards are Marchesi di Barolo and Cru Cannubi. The village of Barolo is typically Italian, the major point of interest being the Castello Falletti. Construction of this historic local castle began in the 10th century, to protect locals from invasion. Many parts of the original building are still in existence, although the castle was rebuilt from the 16th century. The castle has a small museum and it's situated in the main square of Barolo village.
Eating out in Barolo is popular with tourists as the travel industry has taken the village to its heart, with a number of good local restaurants and pizza parlours offering excellent value meals any time of day. Local cities worth visiting include Alba, which can be reached by bus. Barolo is also close to Cuneo and Turin.