What to see in Barbaresco
WHAT TO SEE IN BARBARESCO : FOOD AND WINE TOUR
In the heart of the Langhe, in a frame made of combed hills, we find Barbaresco, a village of about 650 inhabitants in the province of Cuneo, which gives its name to the homonymous wine, much appreciated in Italy and abroad.
Located in the wine area, Barbaresco is the ideal place to take an exceptional food and wine tour. There are in fact several wineries that allow you to taste the Barbaresco DOCG and the other well-known wines of the Langhe born from the Nebbiolo grape.
If wine is one of the specialties of the place, traditional foods cannot be missing to accompany this special nectar of Bacchus on the tour.
The truffle, in fact, is the master and becomes the protagonist on the langarol tables, where it can be enjoyed together with other local delicacies, accompanying it to the inevitable local wine, in the splendid setting of the Ristorante Casa Nicolini in Barbaresco.
Sitting by the pool, inside the structure, or at the table of the panoramic restaurant, surrounded by the rolling hills of the Langhe, it will be a truly unique experience to be able to enjoy the surrounding silence and the wonderful landscapes, enjoying the superb Barbaresco.
WHAT TO SEE: THE TOWER OF BARBARESCO
After a day of pure relaxation in the Casa Nicolini restaurant with swimming pool, a visit to the Tower of Barbaresco, symbol of the city, is worthwhile.
Located in the city center, the Barbaresco tower was built in the 11th century and stands at a height of about 36 meters, from which you can enjoy a splendid landscape, thanks to a breathtaking view.
On one side the Tanaro river, and, always in the same direction, looking further, you can see the other villages that make up the territory of the Langhe, UNESCO heritage, from Alba to Cherasco, also famous for its snails.
Looking out on the opposite side of the tower you can even see the city of Asti with the incredible Alpine chain that surrounds a fabulous scenery.
Access to the top of the tower is through a stepladder, on the side of the Tanaro river, since the interior is covered with earth up to half of the structure.
With a square base, the tower was built with brickwork and stands on a sandstone base. On the top you can still find the remains of the battlements that made up the typical crown of sighting towers, making it in fact part of a system of fortifications.
WHAT TO SEE: THE VILLAGE
At the foot of the Barbaresco Tower, it develops the small village of the medieval town. Contended in history by several principalities, the village of Barbaresco, has a very ancient origin, but as we know it today it is surely to be traced back to the Middle Ages.
Among the streets of the small village everything seems to have stopped at that historical period, where small squares, the church and the corners tell of stories and shops lost in time and recall scenes and atmospheres of a distant period characterized by important commercial trades, thanks to agricultural products and viticulture that have always characterized this area.
In fact, the vineyards surrounding the village characterize the nearby sceneries and determine the shape of the landscape.
Entering the alleys and getting lost in history gives us the opportunity to immerse ourselves in fairy-tale places in which to soothe ourselves, without the hassle of time passing by. In perfect relaxation and in a timeless context, we can go into the quaint village walking aimlessly and peeking through the houses towards the enchanting landscape of the Langhe, whose view is favored by the location of the place, which is located on a height in the middle to the hills.
WHAT TO SEE: THE LANGHE
Moving around Barbaresco, it is advisable to take a trip to the other characteristic villages of the Langhe.
If you have the opportunity to spend a weekend in the Langhe, you can combine the art, the culture and the history of the villages with naturalistic walks among the vineyards on a tour that takes you through the cellars and typical restaurants of the area.
A weekend that will satisfy the five senses starting from a visit to the village of Barolo, nestled among the rolling Piedmont hills, where it is possible to taste the prestigious wine of the same name and spend pleasant hours at the WiMu, the evocative wine museum located in the castle of the town.
Further on, you will stop in the small village of Bergolo, which lights up with the summer season thanks to festivals, parties and fairs to brighten the spirit and palates of the lucky travelers who find themselves passing by or staying in this place especially in the summer.
Finally, you can’t miss a trip to Alba, also known as the “City of the Hundred Towers” which is one of the richest centers for the economy of the Langhe as well as offering multiple points of interest, such as the City Hall and the Dome of Alba
WHAT TO SEE: LANDSCAPES OF TASTE
If you are looking for a privileged location to enjoy a breathtaking landscape comfortably seated at the table, it is worth stopping at the Casa Nicolini restaurant with swimming pool, in the Langhe, an ideal place to taste the flavors of tradition immersed in a fabulous setting.
Book a table in Casa Nicolini, the tastiest culinary traditions await you with dishes from the typical Langhe menu.