7 - Footpath of the Crus of Barolo
From the Tourist Office set off downhill in the direction of Alba. Turn right onto a path which joins the provincial road below. Take the local road to the left which goes down to the valley. The view opens out onto a spectacular horizon: to the left the Roero hills, in the centre the town of Roddi dominated by the castle, then the vineyards of Barolo fanning out on the right.
The walk continues downhill on a field path, passing close to a farmstead, then rejoins the asphalt road as far as the houses of Santa Maria, dominated by the church perched on the highest point of the hill. It continues among the vineyards of the famous wine labels, as far as Annunziata, where you can see on the left, soaring on its perfect hilltop, the great cedar of Lebanon that was planted by the Falletti family in 1875. The beauty of the whole landscape at this point makes it one of the most photographed sights. The village church, SS. Annunziata, has a Romanesque bell-tower, 18thC frescoes inside and an inscribed Roman headstone imbedded in the paving: it once belonged to the ancient Benedictine convent of Marcenasco, the central body of which is still standing, as part of the Museo Ratti, museum of Alba wines.
The path continues between the ordered rows of vines towards the hamlet of Fontanazza; the chapel here, “Cappella del Barolo”, stands with its façade facing the cru of the Brunate. The trail then leads to Cerequio, where a memorial is dedicated to the partisans shot during the Second World War. A steep path takes you back in direction of La Morra village.
You follow the old bastions way and then you arrive to Cantina Comunale where you can have a Barolo tasting with Barolo grapes that come from the best crus of Barolo you just go through.
The most prestigious vineyards for Barolo wine that you can observe long your walk are La Serra, Cerequio , Fossati, Case Nere, Rocche dell’Annunziata, Giachini , Bricco Rocca, Bricco Luciani, Gattera, Manescotto, Manzoni, San Biagio, Capalot, Roggeri, Rocchettevino, Galina, Bricco Chiesa, Sarmassa , Bettolotti, Roere, Ciocchinie Roncaglie.
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Point of interest along the way
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