A few kilometres south of Alba, in the heart of Le Langhe, the most famous spot is BAROLO, which gives its name to one of the premier Italian wines. It’s a small village with peach- and ochre-washed houses set among extensive vineyards. A steady stream of wealthy gastronomes and wine connoisseurs come here for the Enoteca Regionale del Barolo (wenotecadelbarolo.it) and the WiMu Wine Museum (wwimubarolo.it) housed in a turreted castle on Piazza Falletti 1, while for a more quirky take on the wine industry, there’s the original Museo dei Cavatappi (wmuseodeicavatappi.it, or Corkscrew Museum, at Piazza Castello 4.

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