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Piedmont Piemonte

Torino - Mole Antonelliana (Alessandro Antonelli 1863-1889) - panoramio.jpg
Torino - Mole Antonelliana
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Piedmont, a region of Italy bordering France and Switzerland, sits at the foot of the Alps. It’s known for sophisticated cuisine and wines such as Barolo. Turin, the capital, has abundant baroque architecture and the monumental landmark Mole Antonelliana, with its soaring spire. The Automobile Museum is devoted to Turin’s main industry. The Egyptian Museum displays archaeological and anthropological collections. Piedmont is the land of the mountains: it is surrounded on three sides by the Alpine chain, which right here includes the highest peaks and the largest glaciers in Italy.

Monviso, the Piedmont side of Monte Rosa and the other spectacular hills offer landscapes of singular beauty; There are also numerous ski areas, including the Milky Way and Sestriere, which welcome winter sports enthusiasts with their modern equipment.

Against the backdrop of the Alps, there are large and picturesque valleys, including the Val di Susa, Valsesia and Val d'Ossola.
The panorama of the Langhe and Monferrato is very different but equally characteristic: a succession of hills cultivated with vineyards, dotted with villages and castles.

Stretches of water and rice fields, long rows of poplars and ancient farmhouses are the typical scenarios of the plains that extend into the Novara and Vercelli areas.
The tourist destination par excellence is Lake Maggiore, with Stresa and the Borromean islands, enchanting landscapes that host ancient villas surrounded by English-style parks.

But nature is only one of the many attractions of Piedmont.
Many others are the faces of the region: from Turin - the Italian capital of the car - with its history and its remarkable artistic heritage to the other cities, to the various historical centers including Cherasco, Alba and Ivrea.

And then, the evocative medieval castles among which the imposing castle of Ivrea stands out, the precious architectures, including the famous Savoy Residences and the Sacri Monti.
Acqui Terme and Vinadio, historic spas, ensure treatments and treatments for a stay of well-being and relaxation.
Discoveries and surprises of all kinds await visitors, including a vast food and wine offer, able to satisfy all tastes.

The provinces are: Turin (chief town), Alessandria, Asti, Biella, Cuneo, Novara, Verbano Cusio Ossola, Vercelli.


Piedmont Piemonte