The Castle Museum of the Budapest History Museum has its location in the former Royal Palace, in an ambience surrounded by historical atmosphere. Visitors can enter the rooms of the Medieval
Palace, get acquainted with the unique treasures of the Museum, like the Angevin Silk Tapestry or the Gothic Sculptures; they can rest on the benches of the Renaissance Garden from the spring up to the autumn. The Museum exhibits the momentous events and notable personalities of the history of
H-1014 Budapest, Szent Gyorgy ter' 2
Buda Palace, Building E www.btm.hu
Information: (+36 1) 487 8800, 487 8871
1 March -31 October, 10 1,m. - 18 p.m.
1 November - 28 February, 10.a.m. - 16.p.m.
Closed on Mondays
Castles, Churches, Towers and boroughs......
across Langhe Roero are amazing. They mirror the art and culture of this region and bear witness to its history, from the Roman era to the Middle Ages, from the age of Napoleon to the nineteenth-century days of splendour seeing prominent noble families in this territory.
The heritage of past is perceivable in the allure of old churches, the singularity of architectural elements, and the legacy of great personalities who played a key role in the history of this hilly land as well as that of Italy.
At the Wine Museum of Barolo the heritage of the past is the seed that brings forth the harvest of the future, and becomes material culture in the nearby Royal Residences open to the public. The region's sites of memory of the Risorgimento also bring the past into the present, especially this year, as Italy marks the 150 anniversary of its unification.
Don't miss the appointment!
Strada Romantica delle Langhe e del Roero
You don't need to be in love to travel the Strada Roamantica delle Langhe e del Roero but you may fall in love with the landscapes you'll see on your way from Roero to Alta Langa passing by Langa del Barbaresco and Langa del Barolo, and eleven of the more fascinating sites within this region.
If you want to have an idea about things to see, you may start your journey visiting Alba, walking round its streets and squares permeated by history and scenting and tasting the flavour of its truffles.
From here, you may depart for other appealing destinations following the itineraries suggested here
The Barolo Itinerary through the Hills of Bassa Langa
From Alba, you may go easily to the hills of Bassa Langa, the area of production of fine red wines
The landscape is characterized by vineyards and castles such as the medieval castle and village of Rodd, which could be your first stop before seeing La Morra and its magnificent view on the hills.
Then you may reach Barolo and visit the castle of the Marquis Falletti, now housing the Wimu Wine Museum and the Regional Wine Centre. At this point you cannot miss exploring Monforte d'Alba, the village of the Catharist heretics, and the fourteenth - century fortresses of Serralunga and Castiglione Falletti. Your final destination could be Grinzane Cavour, where you may visit the castle once inhabited by Count Camillo Benso, mayor of the village and statesman who played an important
role in the unification of Italy.
The Barbaresco and Moscato Itinerary.
Thinking about the places described by Beppe Fenoglio in "Il Partigano Johnny" you may enjoy admiring the Langhe Roero landscape from the village of Treiso before reaching Barbaresco, still characterized by its tower, and Neive, renowned for its beautiful historic borough.
You may continue your journey through breathtaking hills covered with hazelnut fields and Moscato vineyards passing by Neviglie, Mango, seat of a Regional Wine Centre, and Castiglione Tinella.
Your final destination could be Santo Stefano Beilbo, Cesare Pavese's birthplace.
Itinerary through the hills of Roero
Your journey through the hills of Roero may start from Govone, famous for its Royal Residence, and continue towards Magliano Alferi where, amongst other, you may visit the Museum of Folk.
Traditions and Crafts, housing .a section dedicated to the plaster ceilings typical of the area. You may then reach Guarene, boasting a charming eighteenth-century castle with Italian style gardens.
Other sites of interest in this area on the left side of the Tanaro River are Monticello, Santa Vittoria
d'Alba. Sommariva Perno an its castle, which Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoy bought for Rosa
Vercellana, known as 'La Bela Rosin' ; and lastly Canale, seat of a Regional Wine Centre.
Don't forget to plan your visit to the baroque Bra, seat of the Slow-Food organization's head office, and conclude your tour with an excursion to Cherasco virtually the link between Roero and Langhe
in a pathway through history and eno-gastronomic traditions, first of all chocolate.
Your journey around the hills covered with hazelnut fields may take you to the charming villages such as Castino, Perletto and Cortemilia, whose cylindrical tower is noteworthy. Passing by
Gottasecca you may reach Saliceto to see its renewed castle and the Medieval frescoes decorating
the chapel of San Martino in Lignera.
Other medieval wall paintings can be seen in Monesiglio, Gorzegno, Prunette and Levice.
Your final destination could be Bergolo, known as the village of stone, a unique place where nature meets culture in a hill top setting.
The Dolcetto Itinerary through the hills of Alta Langa.
You may start your journey around the hills of Alta Langa from Dogliani, birthplace of luigi Einaudi, the first President of the Italian Republic.
Part way through this food & wine tasting itinerary you may stop in Belvedere Langhe and Murazzano, famous for its D.O.P specially cheese.
Also to be seen is Paroldo, known as the village of the masche (the witches of the Langhe hills).
San Benedetto Belbo, Beppe Fenoglio's second homeland; and lastly Bossolasco, known as the village of roses.