Barolo is located in the heart of the wine growing area of Piemonte and wine connoisseurs travel form all parts of the world to sample its fine wines.
The wine itself is made from the Nebbiolo grape which is difficult to harvest and only found in a very few areas, almost all located in Piemonte.
Barolo castle, built in the 10th century is located in the heart of the village and was owned by the Marquises Falletti family between the 13th and 19th century.Today it houses the Regional Enoteca for Barolo wine and here tourists can sample and purchase the wines produced in the area.
Eleven villages lie within the Barolo wine growing area ( Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, Cherasco, Diano, Grinzane Cavour, La Morra, Monforte, Novello, Roddi, Serralunga and Verduno), and are all located to the south of Alba.
Barolo is situated 304 metres above sea level and has a population of approximately 700.