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Piedmont - Monviso, 3,841 meters, is the highest mountain of the Cottian Alps
Monviso, 3,841 meters, is the highest mountain of the Cottian Alps

Piedmont : Monviso, 3,841 meters, is the highest mountain of the Cottian Alps

Piedmont : The Royal Palace of Venaria, near Turin

Piedmont : The Bollente Square, Aqcui, with a spot where waters bubble up at 75°C

Piedmont : View of Barolo, the worldwide famous wine city

Piedmont : The Royal Castle of Carlo Felice Savoy, Govone

Piedmont : A panoramic view of Sestriere, (2035 m) the popular skiing resort

Piedmont : The Royal Hunting Palace of Savoy in Stupinigi, near Turin

Piedmont : The picturesque island San Giulio, Lake Orta

Capital city: Turin

Provinces: Torino, Alessandria, Asti, Biella, Cuneo, Novara, Verbania, Vercelli

Piedmont is located in the north-western part of Italy, bordering Switzerland and France. It offers various landscapes. On three sides it is surrounded by high mountains such as the Alps and the Apennines.

In the middle, the land changes into sunny and sweet hilly areas like the famous wine producing areas of the Langhe and the Monferrato with a succession of hills covered with vineyards and dotted with villages and castles. Many worldwide-known famous Italian red Wines as the Barolo Wine (known also: the 'king of wines and the wine of kings'), Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Gavi and many others come from these beautiful hills, but, do not forget about 'Asti Spumante', the renowned sparkling sweet white wine is also produced here.

The great Po Valley stars from here up to the Adriatic Sea. The Po, which is the longest river in Italy rises in Piedmont, in Monviso (the Cottian Alps). The lake district includes some beautiful lakes such as Lake Maggiore, which is the second largest lake in Italy, Lake Orta and Lake Mergozzo.

Food: two categories of old traditions meet here, the noble and rich one of the Court of Savoy like the chocolate, the egg flip, the 'Bollito misto' (boiled mixed meat) or the 'Fritto misto' (fried mixed meat) and the 'poor' one of the local peasants like 'Bagna Caöda', or the 'Finanziera'.
Today the 'Cuisine of Piedmont' is one of the most sophisticated and appreciated: countless started dishes, delicious pasta like 'agnolotti' and superb desserts like the famous 'Panna cotta'. And, do not forget the truffles: 'Fondue with truffles', just one of the many dishes.

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Erbaluce: a great white wine from Canavese area in Piedmont

Itinerary: Mazzè, Caluso, Candia Canavese, Barone Canavese, Orio Canavese, Montal

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Erbaluce: a great white wine from Canavese area in Piedmont

Erbaluce is a white wine of the Canavese area in Piedmont, which boasts a high number of food and wine specialities

Cat.: Food & Wine

Type: Countryside

Region: Piedmont

Colle dell'Agnello, the highest Alpine pass in Piedmont

Itinerary: Sampeyre, Casteldelfino, Pontechianale, Chianale

Scenic Drive - North Italy

Colle dell'Agnello, the highest Alpine pass in Piedmont

Colle dell'Agnello is the highest international road pass of the Alps, located on the border between Italy and France

Cat.: Sightseeing

Type: Mountainside

Region: Piedmont

Area: The Alps & The Dolomites

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