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Grinzane Cavour Castle

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Address: Via del Castello 5, 12060 Grinzane Cavour, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0173 262159
09:30 - 18:00
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Wed - Mon 09:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Grinzane Cavour Castle stands in one of the most spectacular settings in...

Grinzane Cavour Castle stands in one of the most spectacular settings in the Langa, just 5 km from Alba. The imposing building, erected around a central tower dating back to the first half of the XI century, can be admired in all its original beauty following the restoration that began in 1960, in celebration of the first centenary of the Unification of Italy. The Castle now houses the "Cavour" Regional Enoteca, the first to be set up in Piedmont in 1967. This is a prestigious showcase for the very best Piedmontese wines and grappas, foremost amongst them being Barolo and Barbaresco. The wines undergo a strict selection process before being displayed and placed on sale along with leading local food products. Tastings possible.

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Great 360° view to vineyards of the region

An interesting castle with wonderful 360 degree view to the UNESCO protected landscape, Langhe. The castle has small museum, restaurant and wine shop offering good selection of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An interesting castle with wonderful 360 degree view to the UNESCO protected landscape, Langhe. The castle has small museum, restaurant and wine shop offering good selection of wines and grappa from this region like Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera etc. When we went there it was rainy and I can imagine how wonderful the view will be during the summer.

Thank Queen-nias
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Crinzane Cavour castle is the birth castle of Count Camillo Benso Cavour, who played a very important rol during the unification of Italy in the 19th century. The castle itself is an interesting building and the museum of regional history and culture is interesting as well. Finally there is a good collection of the local wines (barbera, nebbiolo, barolo... More 

Thank ruud v
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This picturesque castle housing a museum, wine shop and restaurant is worthy of visit. Be sure to book ahead if you want to dine here!!

Thank Georgie L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely castle with lots of history and a Michelin stared restaurant. The audioguides are quite informative and the views from the castle's terrace and the rooms is lovely. Lots of steps - not appropriate for elderly

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We actually found this accidentally, and then saw it was in all the travel guides. Great museum, food, shopping, tasting, beautiful rounds. Free parking in several places nearby.

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Is one star enough? The food and service here are unparalleled and the dining room as special as it gets. I make it a point to eat here whenever I am in the Langhe.

Thank CavaliereJohn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Quite a steep walk up to the Castello, but the views are stunning when you get there. Lovely gardens, even mid September. A wedding was underway whilst we were there. A small cafe is at the base of the ramp for refreshments and parking is free in the square.

Thank RosalindLoughton
Billericay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

An old castle situated on a hill with beautiful views over the valleys, vineyards and hills of thus region. We had a guided tour of the cattle and really appreciated the story of wine in the region and the history of the Cavours and their importance to the region.

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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

its a nice castle to go through. The tour is little odd but good. Its good to walk through the castle that hasnt been overly updated. The views are amazing. And you end in Enoteca so cant beat that

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We spent a nice few hours here. The tour of the museum is very interesting and provides some nice history on the history of wine making in the area. The history of the Cavour family and the politics was also fascinating. Now I understand why every town in Italy has a Piazza Cavour! We had a wonderful light lunch in... More 

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