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There's no denying that Italy is known for their vino – along with their pizza, pasta and laid-back vibes – and now they have officially named their City of Wine for 2021.
Wine lovers everywhere will want to add Barolo to their travel bucket list, as the breathtaking hotspot has just been named Italy's Città del Vino for next year.
Although it is a town, as opposed to a city, Barolo still beat six other areas to win the title – which is awarded by Italy's Città del Vino Association.
Other locations which were considered included Bianco, Duino Aurisina, Montepulciano, Montespertoli, Taurasi and Tollo.
Barolo is located in the Piedmontese province of Cuneo and is the birthplace of the homonymous Barolo red wine.
The Barolo red wine from the Nebbiolo grape is hailed as some of the best in Italy and is stocked in shops around the world.
Barolo is already a popular destination amongst wine connoisseurs thanks to its sprawling vineyards as well as an array of wineries and wine shops.
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The town also has an enviable location since it’s sitting right in the middle of the Langhe hills, which were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014.
And for something a little bit different, there's also a Corkscrew Museum which pays tribute to the handy tool and makes for a fun tourist day out.
Following the unforeseen circumstances of 2020, Italy are no doubt hoping that holidaymakers will flock to Barolo in 2021.
"This year has been a very difficult year and we believe that this new campaign is a loud message of hope and new beginnings," said Barolo’s mayor Renata Bianco.
If you’d like to find out more about the initiative you can check out the official Città del Vino association website here.
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