Monday, June 29, 2015

Wine museum

After a bit of wandering around Barolo, we finally found the museum. All in all, it was more entertaining for the kids than I had expected. You take an elevator to the top of the castle, and then wander through the various rooms, where you end up in the basement at a tasting room at the end of the tour. There were lots of small rooms, and lots of things to push, levers to move, even a bench to peddle, which rotated in the middle of the room. 
The family at the beginning of the tour. 

Wine museum!

Outside, gazing at the beautiful vineyards. 

A fun room with black lights. S really glowed. 

A sunny room!

I think this display was about Adam and Eve. There was a rain shower on both sides of the display which had a motion sensor, so you didn't get wet (unless you walked backwards to the previous room, which I did, of course!). 
Adam and Eve?

The rain shower. 

Some random text. 

This went with the picture above. 

More random text. 

There was a mini theater room with random clips from all different movies pertaining to wine. This one was from Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life." 

In the basement was an old schoolroom where orphans were taught. 

J in the tasting room. You could pay 2-3 euros to have different tastes of Barolo wine. I found it to be a bit of a tourist trap, and a waste of money. 

There was nothing for the kids, so they patiently played on phones. 

Kids got a treat!

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