The charming mountain scenery, peaceful villages, hot summers, an abundance of art and culture and fantastic food are the essential ingredients for an unforgettable holiday in Piedmont.
Piedmont is a region nestled in the beautiful Alpine scenery and a large part of the territory is occupied by protected areas such as the ‘National Park of Gran Paradiso’, ‘Val Grande’ and 56 other parks and nature reserves. Sports facilities are in abundance such as skiing, golf, canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing and trekking.
Turin, the capital of Piedmont, has a beautiful old town with wide streets, boulevards and elegant arcades. The region is also known for its gastronomic specialties; the best Italian wines (Barolo, Barbaresco), truffles and cheeses from the Alps.
Average summer temperature: 27 degrees
Roman aqueduct of Acqui Terme
Parco Nazionale del Gran Paradiso
The famous white truffle
Truffle Festival in Alba, in the month of October
The Wildlife Park is a beautiful park surrounded by forests of alders, oaks, birches, chestnut trees and willows. The clearings are often frequented by deer, foxes, weasels, reptiles, hawks and other bird species. You can also see tigers, cheetah, leopards and wolves!
The breadstick is one of the most famous and popular gastronomic products from Turin, loved by all the children. This product is an excellent accompaniment to cold meats, cheeses and jams or preserves.
In Turin there are many places that are worth considering for shopping. Go from ‘Piazza Castello’ and unravel numerous shopping streets. Find the best carpenters and goldsmiths in ‘Saluzzo’ and the best potters in ‘Mondovi’.
The town of Alba is situated among beautiful vineyards that produce the best wines in Italy, including Barolo and Barbaresco. The Town Hall, built on pre-existing Roman buildings, is at the heart of the city.