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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 - 19:00
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Wed - Mon 09:30 - 19:00
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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Grinzane Cavour Castle

Grinzane Cavour Castle is great and the surrounding view is amazing. Definitely worth checking out when in the area.

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New York City, New York
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Grinzane Cavour Castle is great and the surrounding view is amazing. Definitely worth checking out when in the area.

Blooming Grove Township, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located discretely inside the castle, we reserved for lunch at this 1 Michelin star restaurant and were not disappointed with our 5-course tasting menu for 110 euros each including pairing with wines. We were seated in a private room with a panoramic vista of the countryside & attended to by the Chef's wife (American of Italian origin.) The Chef is... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a few minutes outside of Alba, this castle and the grounds were very well maintained. A perfect place to have a picnic and take in the vineyards and very quaint town below the castle.

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Villafranca di Verona, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views are fenomenal and the walk around the castle through the vinyards is a must. The museum is also amazing, learned so much. Highly recommend a visit!

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

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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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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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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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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Reviewed 17 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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4 reviews
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.

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