True to the meaning of its name (foot of the mountain), Piedmont is a land of mountains. It is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, with the highest peaks and largest glaciers in Italy, that create incredibly beautiful landscapes.
The landscapes of the Langhe and Monferrato are hilly, rather, but just as beautiful, a succession of cultivated hills and vineyards that are dotted with small towns and castles.
Expanses of water and rice paddies, long rows of poplars and old farmhouses make up the typical scenery of the plains around Novara and Vercelli.
Lake Maggiore is the most sought-after tourist resort, including Stresa and the Borromean Islands, charming as they are with their ancient villas surrounded by beautiful lawns and gardens.
nature is only one of the many attractions in Piedmont.
This region has many other facets: from Turin – the Italian car manufacturing capital – with its history and remarkable cultural heritage, to other cities such as Cherasco, Alba and Ivrea and also the intriguing Medieval castle.
Discoveries and surprises of all kinds are in store for visitors to the region, including a wide range of food and wine to suit every palate.
Turin with its precious treasure: the Egyptian Museum, one of the largest in the world, the famous Mole Antonelliana dominating the city skyline, the National Cinema Museum and the headquarter of Fiat; Langhe Area with its wines as well as its white truffles and its hills topped by splendid castles; Cherasco, the town of star-shaped walls; Lake Maggiore with the Borromean Islands rich in villas and gardens; a real food paradies (“Gianduiotti” chocolates made with hazelnuts from Langhe and Monferrato, the “Baci di Dama” cookies of Alessandria and Asti, white truffle, different types of cheeses, Vermouth, finest red wines etc).