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Worth a look if you're in this part of Gubbio

An interesting big barrel, notable (according to the very helpful Francesco who was working in the... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Francesco C
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Interesting site

Located just down from the Palazzo Ducale is La Botte dei Canonini or the giant wine barrel. Behind... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
TassieTravellers99
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Launceston, Australia
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Located on the ground floor of Palazzo dei Canonici
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Via Federico da Montefeltro, 06024, Gubbio, Italy
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

Next to a souvenir shop near the major museums. Not really recommended but a nice change. Cask was last filled decades ago.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fred W
Reviewed 30 August 2018

An interesting big barrel, notable (according to the very helpful Francesco who was working in the shop alongside) for being only one of two large barrels in the world with bands made of wood, with this one being the largest and oldest. I'll take his...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Francesco C
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Located just down from the Palazzo Ducale is La Botte dei Canonini or the giant wine barrel. Behind a gate we could see a massive and slightly sagging wine barrel. Apparently it could hold 19,000 litres. It had been refilled twice in the 1910’s and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

I wouldn't particularly trek to the top of the Gubbio just to see Le Botte, but if you're in this part of time it's well worth the photo opportunity. Access is free through the little gift shop. You'll probably never see a bigger barrel.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ian M
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I have seen photos of this but I wasn't ready for the actual size. I know it's not the largest in the world but at 20 thousand litres it's not too bad, the canons who this was built for must have had a thirst.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank RebeccaBlueSky
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is a one room exhibit that is located inside of a shop. Takes a few mins to visit. Stop in if it's on your way.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank girlalex79
Reviewed 26 June 2017

When you are walking up the street, lo and behold, there is the reputed largest wine cask in the world behind a grate off the street. It's a fun find.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank grbraha
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is situated on the road heading down from the Palazzo Ducal back to Piazza Grande. It is an impressive example of the art of barrel making and, as well as being able to view it from the street, there is a little souvenir shop...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Cask of the Canons. Claimed to be the largest Wine barrel in Europe though I recall seeing equally large wooden Casks in Chateau Montrose in the 70's. This was built before 1500 and contains 20,124 litres of wine. Thirsty work being a Canon in those...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank FoodieArch
Reviewed 4 November 2016

It doesn't seem like much to see, but when you stand in front of this massive barrel you are a bit taken back. Walking through Gubbio and just happened to spot the gates, I'm glad I stopped to peak inside. This is an unfathomably large...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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