TorreBarolo is one of a kind! It is a renovated 18th century tower that is in the center of Barolo, which is in the heart of the Langhe Valley. With all that Barolo has to offer you might not want to leave town. You are truly spoiled for choice with all the wineries, restaurants and wine shops that are just a few minute walk from TorreBarolo.
However, Barolo is also the perfect location if you want to do lots of touring in the Langhe as it is just a 10 min drive to many of the most scenic and noteworthy wine producing hill top towns such as La Morra and Monforte D'Alba. And a short 15 min drive from Barolo brings you into Alba, a charming cobble stone medieval city with Michelin star restaurants, fantastic weekend markets, great food and fashion stores and an excellent tourist center to ensure you take advantage of everything the Langhe has to offer.
But when you are done touring for the day and are ready for some privacy where you can uncork some wine and slice up the local salumi you bought, then TorreBarolo's roof top terrace gives you the ultimate setting to sit back, sip and take it all in.
From TorreBarolo's elevated position in the village (2nd tallest building in town after the Castle), you enjoy sweeping views of the vineyards and medieval hill top towns that contribute to the charm of the Langhe Valley. In 2014, the Langhe and surrounding areas were appointed a UNSECO Heritage location.
The property offers you 3 levels of living space.
1st FLOOR - GUESTROOM: The guestroom consists of 2 twin beds that 99% of the time are put together but can be separated on request. The bedding is 100% cotton with down duvets of varied weights. Each bed has 2 pillows, 1 firm and 1 down. There is a small ensuite bathroom with shower, sink, bidet and toilet. Towels and a hairdryer are provided though please bring your own toiletries. Since June 2015, the guestroom has a large air-conditioning wall unit.
2nd FLOOR - LIVING AREA/KITCHEN: Open plan living/dining/kitchen area with six floor-to-ceiling French doors providing stunning views of the environs. There is a side terrace off this floor, where a table and 2 benches enable you to enjoy al fresco cocktails and meals. Half a flight of stairs up from the living area, there is a mezzanine, where there is a 42' flat screen TV to watch a small library of DVDs and a desk and chair where you can use your laptop as the property offers broadband internet access (ADSL), either via Ethernet cable or WiFi. Since June 2015, the living area/kitchen has a large air-conditioning wall unit.
3rd FLOOR - ROOF TERRACE: This is the most breathtaking feature of the tower. During your stay you will have exclusive use of the roof terrace that consists of comfortable outdoor furniture and an umbrella to shield the sun on warm summer days.
STYLE: Although the tower was refurbished with an eye to maintaining many of its historic features (ie, terra cotta floors, stone steps, arched window), many of the fittings and furniture are contemporary in design, thus providing something more stylized than most of the local B&B's and agriturismo.
There is no doubt the Langhe is a "must" for foodie and wine lovers but the area also offers many wonderful outdoor activities including cycling, hiking, golf and skiing in the winter.
Barolo is easy to access with large international airports in both Genoa and Turin, which are both just about an hour away, while Milan is two hours away. Barolo is only a short 20 min to the A6 Autostrada which within 1 hour you can reach the beaches of the Italian Riviera while the mountains on the border with France are about a 90 minute drive to the west.
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