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Italy travel guide: Travel tips, tours, "what to do" in region Piedmont

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.

DISCOVER PIEDMONT

Great travel tips: what you should not miss when visiting region Piedmont

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*Motorcycle tour on the unpaved road in Susa Valley, Piedmont

+Roadbook

Itinerary: Susa, Colle delle Finestre, Colle dell'Assietta

North Italy

Motorcycle tour on the unpaved road in Susa Valley, Piedmont

A Motorcycle ride tour on the unpaved road in Susa Valley on the border between Italy and France with breathtaking views

Cat.: Motorcycle tours

Location: Mountainside

Region: Piedmont

Area: The Alps & The Dolomites

Asti, the Medieval art city famous for its Palio and towers

Itinerary: Asti

North Italy

Asti, the Medieval art city famous for its Palio and towers

Visiting Asti the Medieval art city known for the oldest Palio in Italy, the many ancient towers and its excellent wines

Cat.: Art City

Location: Countryside

Region: Piedmont

Barolo, the king of wines, a great worldwide famous red wine

Itinerary: Barolo, Serralunga d’Alba, Castiglione Falletto, Monforte d’Alba, Diano D’Alba, La Morra, Novello

North Italy

Barolo, the king of wines, a great worldwide famous red wine

Barolo red wine is referred to as the king of wines and the wine of kings, thanks to its unique and excellent qualities

Cat.: Food & Wine

Location: Countryside

Region: Piedmont

*Barbaresco, the great dry red wine produced in Piedmont

+Roadbook

Itinerary: Barbaresco, Neive, Treiso, Alba

North Italy

Barbaresco, the great dry red wine produced in Piedmont

Barbaresco, this full-bodied red wine is one of the most famous Italian wines produced in the Langhe, Piedmont

Cat.: Food & Wine

Location: Countryside

Region: Piedmont

*Asti Spumante, the worldwide famous sweet sparkling wine

+Roadbook

Itinerary: Asti

North Italy

Asti Spumante, the worldwide famous sweet sparkling wine

Asti Spumante DOCG, this excellent sweet sparkling wine is one of the most beloved Italian wines all over the world

Cat.: Food & Wine

Location: Countryside

Region: Piedmont

Castelmagno, discover all about this great Italian cheese

Itinerary: Castelmagno, Pradleves, Monterosso Grana, Castelmagno, Chiotti, Chiappi

North Italy

Castelmagno, discover all about this great Italian cheese

Castelmagno DOP cheese is considered to be the king of Piedmontese cheeses, produced only in Grana Valley, Cuneo

Cat.: Food & Wine

Location: Mountainside

Region: Piedmont

Turin, an elegant and magical city with aristocratic charm

Itinerary: Turin

North Italy

Turin, an elegant and magical city with aristocratic charm

Turin, the first capital of the unified Italy in 1861 has a long and noble history interlaced with the Duchy of Savoy

Cat.: Art City

Location: Countryside

Region: Piedmont

*The scenic wine road from Alba to Barolo in Piedmont

+Roadbook

Itinerary: Alba, Barolo, red wines, truffles, Piedmont

Scenic Drive - North Italy

The scenic wine road from Alba to Barolo in Piedmont

A wine tour following the scenic road from Alba to Barolo to discover great red wines and delicious food specialities

Cat.: Food & Wine

Location: Countryside

Region: Piedmont

Sestriere, the popular ski resort and winter destination

Itinerary: Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx, Cesana, Claviere, San Sicario

North Italy

Sestriere, the popular ski resort and winter destination

Sestriere, the famous Italian ski resort of Piedmont, is located in the heart of one of the largest ski areas in Europe

Cat.: Ski Resorts

Location: Mountainside

Region: Piedmont

*Stresa and Mattarone, magical views over Lake Maggiore

+Roadbook

Itinerary: Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Mattarone, Isola Bella, Borromean Islands

Scenic Drive - North Italy

Stresa and Mattarone, magical views over Lake Maggiore

Stresa, western shore of Lake Maggiore, is an ideal starting point to discover Mottarone and enjoy amazing views

Cat.: Country tour

Location: Lakeshore

Region: Piedmont

Area: Lake Maggiore

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