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The Castle of Volta Barolo

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The 13th century castle of Volta in Barolo (il castello della Volta di Barolo), seen through the vineyard, got its current name from the collapsed vault of the central hall (hence the name "Of the Vault"). According to the legend, the men and women of the court of the castle's lord, were buried by the collapse of the ceiling during a collective orgy, as the devil took possession of their souls.

Barolo is a small municipality (comune) in the Italian region Piedmont, famous for its red wine Barolo. The wine is produced from the Nebbiolo grape, derriving its name from the Italian word for "fog" - nebbia. This picture was taken a few weeks after the harvest, which happens late in October. The fog is slowly setting in for the night.

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