Cappella Delle Brunate

Sep 14, 2021 192

ON THE GROUNDS OF A vineyard in the hills of La Morra in Italy, this beautiful brightly-colored chapel honors the Barolo wine. The chapel is more than a century old, but was renovated and repainted in 1999 by two contemporary artists.

When it was first built in 1914, the small chapel served as a shelter for the vineyard workers. It was never formally consecrated. In the early 1970s, the land—and the chapel—was acquired by the Ceretto family, who were expanding after entering the wine business in the 1930s. At the time, the chapel was nearly in ruins and being used to store farm equipment.

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