Located in the East of the Barolo production, Serralunga D’Alba, has always been a pilaster for the very good quality of its vineyards and the inimitable style of its Nebbiolo wine.
What to see
The majestic castle dominates the landscape of one of the most beautiful borough of the Langhe. It is considered one of the most well-conserved noble castle of 1300 and it is the only Italian example showing the typical donjon French architecture. It was not theater of any important military events and it has never been transformed in a residential house, so that it still conserves its medieval aura. The castle had a surveillance function on the production activities of the territory and at the end of 1300 it has already the ‘palacium’, the main structure which host the rooms, the sighting cylindrical tower, a squared tower, the court and the drawbridge. In the palacium there is a small chapel with barrel vault and frescoes which date to the mid of the XV century. From the windows of the third floor you can enjoy an astonishing view of the Langhe and the Alps. In 1949 the castle became property of the State, but since 2015 it has been given to the Polo Museale del Piemonte. At the moment it is administrated by the Barolo & Castles Foundation.
In the borough you can see the parish church dedicated to San Sebastiano, it was built between 1886 and 1888. Few kilometers far, in the massive frame of the Fontanafredda wineries, there is the hunting house of the “Bela Rusin”, which has been perfectly restored and shows all the charm of the XIX century.
Eat & Drink
The Barolo chinato is an aromatic wine produced adding sugar, alcohol and spices to the Barolo; it was invented at the end of the XIX century by the pharmacist Giuseppe Cappellano.
- Festa della Vendemmia di Fontanafredda (harvest festival): September