Located in the center of town of Barolo is TorreBarolo, a renovated 17th century tower that is available to rent as a self-catered property. From its elevated position in the village, you can see sweeping views of the vineyards and medieval hill top towns that contribute to the charm of the Langhe. You can enjoy the ease of having many of Barolo's restaurants and wine bars within a 5 minute walk from the tower. A short drive from Barolo, there are more options such as dining in Alba on white truffles shaved over egg pasta or sampling the best wines the Piedmonte wine region has to offer (Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Docetto, Arneis, etc... - I salivate just thinking...)
The property consists of the top three floors of a five story tower with the entrance inside a cobbled gated courtyard. True to being a tower, there are 6 short flights of stairs inside the property, though none are overly steep.
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They have lots of positive reviews on TripAdvisor, on their own site, and on their facebook fan page.
TorreBarolo is not a hotel, house, villa or cottage but a private apartment that offers a luxury self catering accommodation for two adults on a rental agreement for your holidays / vacations / gateway.
1st floor - Guestroom: The guestroom consists of 2 twin beds that can be put together on request. The bedding is 100% cotton with down duvets of varied weights. Each bed has 2 pillows, 1 firm and 1 down. There is a small ensuite bathroom with shower, sink, bidet and toilet. Towels and a hairdryer are provided though please bring your own toiletries.
2nd floor - Living area: Open plan living/dining/kitchen area with six floor-to-ceiling French doors providing stunning views of the environs. There is a side terrace off this floor, where a table and 2 benches enable you to enjoy al fresco cocktails and meals. Half a flight of stairs up from the living area, there is a mezzanine, where there is a 42' flat screen TV to watch a small library of DVDs, a desk and chair where you can use your laptop as the property offers broadband internet access (ADSL) and an all-in-one desktop printer.
3rd floor - Roof terrace: This is the most breathtaking feature of the tower. During your stay you will have exclusive use of the roof terrace that consists of comfortable outdoor furniture and an umbrella to shield the sun on warm summer days.
Style: Although the tower was refurbished with an eye to maintaining many of its historic features (ie, terra cotta floors, stone steps, arched window), many of the fittings and furniture are contemporary in design, thus providing something more stylized than some of the local B&B's and agriturismo.
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