La Botte dei Canonici

La Botte dei Canonici, Gubbio: Address, La Botte dei Canonici Reviews: 4.5/5

La Botte dei Canonici
4.5
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Located on the ground floor of Palazzo dei Canonici
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< 1 hour
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Aldo P
Rome, Italy254 contributions
Very interesting
Jun 2021
When you visit the Diocese's Museum you get to see this immense barrel which is quite fascinating. It makes the ideal setting of a picture to send to friends.
Written 20 June 2021
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paolovbossi
The Hague, The Netherlands604 contributions
A big barrel
Aug 2020 • Family
I do not get how this can be so high ranked. It is a bog barrel. That's it. It can be visited for free through a shop. Nothing special but it is a visit of 2min so...why not?
Written 17 August 2020
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,208 contributions
Big Barrel
Sep 2019 • Couples
Not sure why this ranks so high. It’s a big old barrel. Nothing fantastic. I’d much rather spend my time looking at old churches and architecture
Written 27 September 2019
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Fred W
Doorn, Netherlands320 contributions
Give it a short visit
Sep 2018 • Couples
Next to a souvenir shop near the major museums. Not really recommended but a nice change. Cask was last filled decades ago.
Written 28 September 2018
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Francesco C
Sunderland, UK29 contributions
Worth a look if you're in this part of Gubbio
Aug 2018 • Family
An interesting big barrel, notable (according to the very helpful Francesco who was working in the shop alongside) for being only one of two large barrels in the world with bands made of wood, with this one being the largest and oldest. I'll take his word for that, I'm not into barrels enough to find out. The shop (manned by the aforementioned Francesco) was well stocked with reasonably priced touristy stuff (magnets, postcards and suchlike) and he also gave us a few much appreciated pointers on the best things to see in Gubbio. Thanks Francesco!
Written 30 August 2018
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TassieTravellers99
Launceston, Australia3,072 contributions
Interesting site
Apr 2018 • Couples
Located just down from the Palazzo Ducale is La Botte dei Canonini or the giant wine barrel. Behind a gate we could see a massive and slightly sagging wine barrel. Apparently it could hold 19,000 litres. It had been refilled twice in the 1910’s and had been restored in the 70’s. Attached to this was a surprisingly good gift store who had a very friendly attendant with a unique array of souvenirs and gifts.
Written 7 June 2018
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Ian M
8 contributions
A very big barrel!
May 2018 • Friends
I wouldn't particularly trek to the top of the Gubbio just to see Le Botte, but if you're in this part of time it's well worth the photo opportunity.
Access is free through the little gift shop.
You'll probably never see a bigger barrel.
Written 26 May 2018
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RebeccaBlueSky
Hythe, UK264 contributions
Huge !
Sep 2017 • Couples
I have seen photos of this but I wasn't ready for the actual size.
I know it's not the largest in the world but at 20 thousand litres it's not too bad, the canons who this was built for must have had a thirst.
Written 10 October 2017
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girlalex79
New York City, NY87 contributions
Little piece of history
Sep 2017 • Couples
This is a one room exhibit that is located inside of a shop. Takes a few mins to visit. Stop in if it's on your way.
Written 23 September 2017
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grbraha
Colorado Springs, CO3 contributions
Jumps out at you
Jun 2017
When you are walking up the street, lo and behold, there is the reputed largest wine cask in the world behind a grate off the street. It's a fun find.
Written 26 June 2017
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