What to do and see in Bra, Italy: The Best Places and Tips

November 21, 2017 Jacquiline Darosa

Discover the best top things to do in Bra, Italy including Museo della Magia, Agricola Gian Piero Marrone, Cantina Francesco Borgogno, Banca del Vino, Santuario Madonna del Popolo, Ravera Cioccolato, Chiesa di San Vittore Martire, Palazzo Salmatoris, Chiesa di Santa Chiara, Museo della Scrittura Meccanica.
Restaurants in Bra

1. Museo della Magia

Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 33, 12062, Cherasco, Italy +39 335 473 784
Excellent
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4.5 based on 162 reviews

Museo della Magia

Reviewed By Silviamascarello - Hong Kong, China

Have been there with 3 kids and we all have had a great time there! First we enjoyed 1hr show which was fun (the magician involved the kids in the tricks ) And the we had a guided tour of the museum which ended up...MoreThank you for your visit and because you have been satisfied and joyful The most beautiful magic is the children's smile and this is the greatest reward for us don silvio

2. Agricola Gian Piero Marrone

Frazione Annunziata 13, 12064, La Morra, Italy +39 0173 509288
Excellent
72%
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24%
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4.5 based on 119 reviews

Agricola Gian Piero Marrone

In the heart of the Langa of Barolo, l'Azienda Agricola Marrone producese fine wines with intense fragrances and elegant flavours. You are always welcome to come and visit our renovated wine cellar; we can also organize you a trip thanks to Italian Delights, our incoming tour operator. A good chance to experience wines, food and the discovery of a wonderful land.

Reviewed By Mike O - Amman, Jordan

What a fantastic afternoon! We planned a lunchtime visit and allowed 3 hours, knowing that Piedmontese food and wine cannot be rushed. However, the food was so delicious and the wines delightful: we stayed 6 hours and left happy, well fed, and well stocked with fine wine. Our hosts were extremely welcoming and knowledgeable and the whole day was a taste of Italy at its best. Thank you very much indeed. We look forward to seeing you again.
Mike and John

3. Cantina Francesco Borgogno

Via Crosia 29, 12060 Barolo, Italy +39 0173 56178
Excellent
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5 based on 110 reviews

Cantina Francesco Borgogno

In a location eloquently symbolic of Barolo, right at the interface between Barolo’s historic Cannubi hill and La Morra’s Brunate, born our winery founded in the early 1930s that is the classic family-run wine estate.We own approx 5 hectars of land and we produce every year 25.000 bottles of wine always using classical method with ageing in big wood barrels without use of barriques.

Reviewed By Tailanim - Milano Marittima, Italy

We have visited this amazing place five times during the last 3 years. Our experiance has always been very positive. The wines are of the highest quality, second only to the kindness if the Borgogno family managing this place. The tour in the cantina is...MoreThanks..... see you soon!!! It's always a pleasure to drink a glass of wine with you!!

4. Banca del Vino

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele 13, 12042 Pollenzo, Italy +39 0172 458418
Excellent
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4.5 based on 109 reviews

Banca del Vino

Reviewed By VIHKO - Brussels

We visited the winebank when staying in Albergo dell'Agenzia. The young guides, one for the general presentation and one for the wine tasting, were knowledgeable and friendly. The place itsefel was amazing: there were wines from all parts of Italy, mainly of course from Piemonte. A perfect place to learn more about Barolo, Barbaresco and the other wines.

5. Santuario Madonna del Popolo

Via Nostra Signora del Popolo, 7, 12062, Cherasco, Italy +39 0172 489081
Excellent
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

Santuario Madonna del Popolo

Reviewed By Tilly188113 - Cheshire, United Kingdom

Worth visiting this lovely town with its beautiful buildings, parks and Sanctuary. There are various shops, a supermarket and lovely bakeries. It was lovely walking around and seeing all the lovely places there. The Sanctuary is very impressive and highly decorated inside. I would recommend a visit here to this lovely town.

6. Ravera Cioccolato

Via Cavour 15, Cherasco, Italy +39 0172 488395
Excellent
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5 based on 40 reviews

Ravera Cioccolato

Reviewed By stefanopasini - Bologna

Ravera is a splendidly old-fashioned chocolate shop in Cherasco and it offers to its customers a great assortment of magnificent Baci di Cherasco, Tartufi, Cuneesi (with Rhum), milk and dark chocolate, all of them beautifully made and presented, tasty without being too heavy... a real Paradise for the chocolate gourmet!

7. Chiesa di San Vittore Martire

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 12042 Pollenzo, Italy
Excellent
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4 based on 32 reviews

Chiesa di San Vittore Martire

Reviewed By digioma1 - Monza, Italy

Mentre ci dirigevamo verso Alba abbiamo fatto una “puntatina” per rivedere con altri occhi questo “angolo pseudo medievale”. Arrivati sulla suggestiva piazza neogotica , ecco davanti a noi comparire questa chiesa , perfettamente inserita nel contesto . La facciata è fortemente caratterizzata in senso "gotico" dall'inserimento di un ricco apparato plastico , i contrafforti sono or¬nati da statue e da baldacchini sormontati da pinnacoli. L’interno è un trionfo di decori, fra cui gli intrecci a finto rilievo della volta, bianchi su fondo azzurro, riecheggianti gli ornati «a foggia di stucchi a fiamma. Molto più interessanti i banchi ed i confessionali, opera di grande ebanista piemontese dell’Ottocento e soprattutto il pregevole coro ligneo cinquecentesco dell’abbazia cistercense di Staffarda presso Saluzzo, spostato qui per volontà di Carlo Alberto. Meritevole di visita.

8. Palazzo Salmatoris

Via Vittorio Emanuele II 29, 12062, Cherasco, Italy +39 0172 427050
Excellent
29%
Good
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4 based on 44 reviews

Palazzo Salmatoris

Reviewed By Rachel K - Afula, Israel

nice palace although you don't get to see much of it. only a few the old city of cherasco though was great, so if you visit the city pop in to see, not a must.rooms open. the day we arrived there was a art gallery on display

9. Chiesa di Santa Chiara

Via Barbacana, 12042 Bra, Italy
Excellent
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

Chiesa di Santa Chiara

Reviewed By Brun066 - Florence, Italy

This church can be easily defined the most beautiful monument in Bra. The architect Bernardo Antonio Vittone, that one of the most important artists of the Rococo in Piedmont, has built it. Around the middle of the eighteenth century, Vittone has performed many interventions into the borders of what was then the Kingdom of Savoy (so, for example, has also worked in Nice); but only in a few cases he has created architectural works from scratch.
Santa Chiara in Bra is one of these works. Featuring a central plan, the church is covered by a complex dome, very elaborate, which has the effect of creating a play of light and dark, then to make the interior of the church very airy.
A visit to this landmark is indeed to be accomplished by those who pass even hastily in Bra. Starting from the Piazza del Duomo (where also the Town Hall is, another building to which Vittone worked), "Via Barbacana" lets get to the church by walking less than five minutes

10. Museo della Scrittura Meccanica

Corso Monviso 25, 12042 Bra, Italy +39 0172 412507
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5 based on 37 reviews

Museo della Scrittura Meccanica

A unique collection of more than 300 rare typewriters dating from the 19th century to the present day, collected and painstakingly restored to full working order by Domenico Scarzello. The museum is hosted by Bra Servizi. From the Hammond n.1 (1884), to the Remington n.5 to the legendary Olivetti M1, this museum is one of a kind. Entry to the museum is free.

Reviewed By Michael C - London, United Kingdom

If you are in Piemonte this is a museum not to miss. The "Scarzello Collection" is one of a kind. Here you can see the passion of one man - Domenico Scarzello - who has lovingly restored all the typewriters on display (about 300 of them) to full working order. If you are lucky enough he will tell you personally the fascinating story of this wonderful invention. Be sure you have plenty of time available. You won't be disappointed.

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