WHY WE LOVE PIEDMONT by Turin Italy Guide

Piedmont (Piemonte in Italian) is a region rich in contrasts bound together by a taste for tradition and prestigious wines. From the flat plains of the Po Valley and the mountain peaks of Monviso and Monte Rosa to the north, to the gently rolling Apennines in the south. In Piedmont you can visit dramatic medieval abbeys, castles and forts, magnificent baroque towns and pretty Alpine villages.

You can be skiing along the zigzag of pistes, fondly referred to as the Via Lattea (Milky Way) one day, and take in the calm easy serenity of Lake Orta and Isola San Giulio the next. Plus you will always having the opportunity to sample some of Italy’s most unique flavours in the locally produced wines of Le Langhe and Asti Monferrato and the gastronomic fare that punctuates every local festival, event and restaurant.


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