The 'jewel village' in the heart of the Langhe
Known for its renowned wine, Barbaresco is a picturesque town in the Langhe UNESCO World Heritage area. Amidst the ever-changing colours of its rolling hills, rich vineyards spread out, offering wine and food tours in prestigious wine cellars.
The historical centre is very impressive. Starting from the church of San Giovanni Battista, which is characterised by its Baroque style, and the deconsecrated church of San Donato, now home to the Enoteca Regionale, you can then reach one town’s symbolic landmarks: the crenelated tower, rising high in the sky and making the skyline of the village recognisable from afar. The castle is part of a system of fortifications built in the late 11th century to counter Saracen attacks. Its summit is reached via a ladder facing the Tanaro river.
In the streets of the town, time seems to have stopped in the Middle Ages, amidst small squares, alleys and shops that evoke a fairytale-like atmosphere, where the minutes flow slowly.
Don't miss the large sundial, built in 1999, with the seasonal calendar, the real time clock of the time zone, the universal sundial and the names of 40 cities.