Grinzane Cavour appears to us from afar as we drive through the beautiful hills leading to the village. To welcome us, its symbol, the element that best tells its story, the castle. The building was constructed in the 13th century, enlarged and remodelled in the following centuries, until it became a residence in the 19th century. The most famous tenant was, from 1832 to 1849, Count Camillo Benso, after whom the Enoteca Regionale Piemontese is named, housed in the cellars of the Castle, where you can admire imposing wine presses and evidence of the different cultures in grape crushing techniques. Moreover, since 1982 the Castle has been home to the Bottari Lattes Grinzane International Prize, which has the important aim of encouraging young people to approach contemporary literature and fiction.