Barolo. It's a village with a castle about 50 kilometers (30 miles) southeast of the regional capital, Turin. It's also a wine - the king of wines and the wine of kings. Try it, you'll like it. Maybe. It's a red, a real Italian red. And Barolo, in the heart of the Piedmont wine country, is the ideal ideal location for a wine museum. For more information consult http://4theloveofitaly.com/food-drinks/museum-of-wine-in-barolo-piedmont
Turin is the capital of the Piedmont. It is the center of the Italian automobile industry. So don't be surprised that it's home to a top of the line museum, the Museo dell'Automobile. For more information consult http://www.museoauto.it/website/en
Sometimes life is full of surprises. With some 30 thousand exhibits, the Museo Egizio is the the most important collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts outside of Cairo. For more information consult http://www.comune.torino.it/musei/en/elenco/egizio.shtml
Time and space prevent us from discussing all Turin museums. You can get a very extensive list at http://www.comune.torino.it/musei/en/elenco Of particular interest are the Borgo e Rocca Medievale (a Piedmont village of the Middle Ages), the Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and the Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano devoted to the struggle for Italian unity, a struggle largely centered in the Piedmont.
Levi Reiss has authored or co-authored ten books on computers and the Internet, but to be honest, he would rather just drink fine Italian or other wine, accompanied by the right foods. He teaches classes in computers at an Ontario French-language community college. Visit his website www.travelitalytravel.com devoted to Italian travel with an accent on fine Italian wine and food. Visit his central wine website www.theworldwidewine.com with weekly reviews of $10 wine and columns devoted to various aspects of wine including wine and food, humor, trivia, organic and kosher wine and lots more.
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