Art and culture

A journey through art and culture of Piemonte!

 

Welcome to Piemonte! A region remarkably rich of art and culture, history and legend, memory and traditions, which is projected towards the future, thanks to the cultural awareness of the origins combined with the cosmopolitan dynamism of the contemporary life. From the historic avant-gardes to the digital art, Piemonte is dotted with a huge number of art experiences, scattered throughout the territory and conceived as a vibrant dialogue with the history of places and landscapes.

 

Piemonte boasts a series of architectural, historical and environmental heritage sites UNESCO: from the Royal Residences of the House Savoy to the Sacred Mounts, from the 10,789 hectares of the Vineyard Landscapes of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato to the Creative Cities, such as Torino, Ivrea Alba and Biella: we speak of sites preserving the heritage of the past for the future generations, which today are an integral part of the regional tourist offer.

 

A world of neo-gothic villas and lush gardens, ancient fortresses and medieval castles surrounded by greenery invite you to a trail through time at the discover of history, art and landscape. Even the rural hamlets of plains and mountains, the perched villages, the ancient cities and towns of ancient civilizations and of an identity that is still deeply rooted: like the 14 "Italy’s most beautiful villages" in Piemonte, selected on the basis of history, art, culture and environment, along with authenticity and traditions. The Spiritual Paths represent an evocative and fascinating way where devotion and religions intertwine harmoniously: the Sacred Mounts, the Romanesque churches and the Via Francigena, the Synagogues and the Waldensian valleys.

 

We do not forget the close link between Piemonte and the “seventh art”, as the roots of the Italian cinema go back to Torino, which was its first capital since 1896 and where the national film industry developed successfully. And today a special spotlight shines on the entire region as an important scene for film and television productions, thanks to the work of Film Commission Torino Piemonte.