We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Banca del Vino

Closed Now: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Review Highlights
A large and well-stocked wine cellar in a historic palace

The Banca del Vino is part of a large gastronomic complex that includes the cooking school of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gabriel H
Bellaire, Texas
Interesting concept

Interesting concept – bring wines from all over Italy to one place where they can be studied, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alpharetta, Georgia
Read all 126 reviews
All photos (181)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“wine tasting”(3 reviews)
“del vino”(4 reviews)
“bank”(6 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele 13, 12042 Pollenzo, Italy
+39 0172 458418
Reviews (126)
Filter reviews
15 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews wine tasting del vino bank banca staff soil explanation grapes barolo site
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Banca del Vino is part of a large gastronomic complex that includes the cooking school of the l’Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche, the Albergo dell’Agenzia and the Ristorante Garden, adjacent to the Albergo. The complex is housed in the Casa Savoia, once the...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting concept – bring wines from all over Italy to one place where they can be studied, and enjoyed. I can see where it is a benefit to the Culinary school to have access to such a wide variety of wines for pairings. The soil...More

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

I went to visit it with my family plus a bunch of friends. It was a destination we planned to do on a quiet midweek afternoon. The location is definitely charming and in a certain way unique. To ruin that was an unskilled staff with...More

1  Thank Fossiunmillepiedi
Reviewed September 3, 2017

When in Pollenzo, you should definitively pay a visit to this place and have a good wine tasting, It does not come very cheap, but the atmosphere and the quality are worth it. Even if you're not a wine expert, you'll enjoy this.

Thank Luigi_Fino
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Going here without a guide is like going to a bank and look at money without being able to touch it or spend it. The location is nice but fades in comparison to what you can see when touring the strada del Barolo. If you...More

Thank Ramona L
Reviewed March 26, 2017

I liked to see all the wines they had stored away, I just was sad that it didn't have a wider variety from Tuscany or southern Italy. Two thirds is full with mainly Piedmont and northern Italy. Plus, several of the wines they had in...More

Thank BeachesandBrunello
Reviewed June 3, 2016

We had the pleasure of attending a personal guided tour and wine tasting of the Banca del Vino. Our host was one of the students from the UniSG (Slow Food University Pollenzo - of which the Bank of Wine sits within it's grounds), he was...More

Thank Katharine S
Reviewed May 10, 2016

If you like wine very much: go there. If you like wine a little bit: go there too. If you don't like wine buy some other typical local products and have a look around in the Agenzia. This historic site has a great atmosphere. You...More

Thank Esdeka
Reviewed May 27, 2015

I made arrangements for a group of five of us (my parents, my aunt & uncle, and myself) to visit the wine bank to celebrate Mother's Day and my dad's retirement. We were looking for a chance to do a tasting without going through a...More

2  Thank Shea O
Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was a real surprise, a 100,000 bottle wine bank with wines from all over Italy. The guide gave an exceptional tour, with just the right amount of commentary and information provided. There was a good explanation on the history as well as on some...More

Thank CocoTampa123
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Albergo dell'Agenzia
522 reviews
.06 km away
La Corte Albertina
94 reviews
.13 km away
Hotel Castello Santa Vittoria
209 reviews
3.27 km away
Albergo Cantine Ascheri
204 reviews
3.83 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 5 nearby restaurants
Carpe Noctem et Diem
309 reviews
.10 km away
Ristorante Garden
223 reviews
.06 km away
Ristorante La Soffitta
319 reviews
.40 km away
Royal Town Food and Drink
71 reviews
1.50 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 4 nearby attractions
Chiesa Maria Vergine Assunta
8 reviews
2.66 km away
Chiesa di Santa Chiara
60 reviews
4.19 km away
Chiesa di San Vittore Martire
37 reviews
.08 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Banca del Vino staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines