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Grinzane Cavour

Placed on a hill surrounded by vineyards, Grinzane Cavour is dominated by the medieval castle. The village is located on the road to Barolo and Monforte, a few kilometers from Alba. Among the various artisan and industrial activities present in the plain below, where the town developed, the production of nougat is significant.
  • Village with castle
  • City of wine
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A look at Grinzane Cavour
A look at Grinzane Cavour
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About the village

Grinzane Cavour (Grinsane in Piedmontese) is located in the Langhe, in Piedmont. The name of the small village pays tribute from 1916 to statesman Risorgimento Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, that of Grinzane was mayor for seventeen years: appointed this in May 1832, twenty-two years, maintained the office until February 1849.

The country of Grinzane arose around its castle of medieval origin: a handful of houses that had a corollary and almost round one. Then, as a result of radical restoration of the Sixties of 1900, Le Case Coloniche leaned to the manor was demolished so that the castle riacquistasse its ancient garment. Now the village is lying at his feet, a collection of nineteenth-century houses with the small parish church dedicated to the Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel. By the esplanade of the castle you can enjoy a panorama that sweeps over the hills of Barolo.

Each year, at the beginning of November, in the castle of Grinzane Cavour unwinds the world rod of the White Truffle of Alba, which sees the participation of famous personalities of Italian politics, of culture and of the international jet set. The rod is a non profit making organization, because the proceeds from the sale of specimens of white truffle (Tuber Magnatum Pico) is entirely devolved to hospitals, research institutes in medical or other charities.

The castle also hosts the Ethnographic Museum.

Village of Grinzane Cavour
Municipality of Grinzane Cavour

Province of Cuneo
Piedmont Region

Population: 1.975
Altitude centre: 195 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
Città del vino
Comuni fioriti
Unesco World Heritage
Unione Colline di Langa e del Barolo

Wine Landscapes of Piedmont: Langhe, Roero and Monferrato
Orange Flag - Italian Touring Club

Via Garibaldi 59 - Tel. +39 0173 262016


  • Along the highway the closest exits to the center of Grinzane Cavour are:
    - Exit Verduno - Alba Ovest (A33 Asti-Alba / Cherasco-Cuneo)
    - Exit Alba Est (A33 Asti-Alba / Cherasco-Cuneo)
    - Exit Marene (A6 Turin-Savona)
    - Fossano exit (A6 Turin-Savona)


  • Alba station
  • Bra station


  • Turin Caselle Airport
  • Genoa airport

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