Piemonte boasts 5 highly suggestive UNESCO Sites, which represent an extraordinary journey into the historical, religious, industrial, and architectural heritage of the region.
The unique complex of the Royal Residences in Torino and Piemonte has been the first site awarded by UNESCO in 1997. From Torino to Cuneo through Langhe Roero and Monferrato, discover a wonderful world made of architectural and artistic masterpieces, along with a unique green treasure.
The Prehistoric Pile Dwellings of the Alps in Viverone and Azeglio, in the Canavese area, at the gates of Torino, have been inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage List in 2011.
Travelling on the trail of medieval pilgrims, you can admire the seven Sacred Mounts of Piemonte (Crea, Varallo, Orta, Ghiffa, Belmonte, Domodossola and Oropa), which earned the UNESCO recognition in 2003.
The wonderful Vineyard Landscape of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato, listed in 2014, offer an unforgettable emotion, expecially looking out from the top of a hill or of an ancient tower.
Last, but not least in 2018 UNESCO has included Ivrea, industrial city of the 20 th century in the World Heritage List as important example of 20th-century urban development joining production and architecture, born from the innovative social and cultural project of Adriano Olivetti.
A perfect occasion to visit the romantic town on the shores of Dora Baltea river, in the green Canavese area, at short distance from Torino. UNESCO sites in Piemonte are also the Natural Park of Monviso, the “Stone King”, the Ticino Valley and The Collina Po Biosphere Reserve (Park of the Po river and the hillside of Torino), as identified by the UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme for the unique interaction between local people and natural environment.