Piemonte. An unexpected experience!
We await you with open arms and in complete safety. In Piedmont you can savour the slow lifestyle, well-being and authenticity. Immerse yourself in nature, villages and historical centres. Rediscover your dimension on Piedmont's spiritual, cultural and artistic paths, and enjoy unique tasting experiences. As a couple, with family, alone or with friends, Piedmont will amaze you with its great variety of landscapes, activities and discoveries. Welcome to Piedmont!
Come and discover the wide variety of inspirations that turn a stay into an original and unusual adventure, to be enjoyed slowly and in total relaxation.
Against the backdrop of the north-western Alps, Piedmont is a territory of unique landscapes, ranging from the banks of the river Po to Monte Rosa, from the largest rice paddies in Europe, between Vercelli, Novara and Biella, to the unmistakable pyramid of Monviso, to the cities of art, to ricetti (fortified areas), castles and towns with centuries-old history and traditions, such as the 14 most beautiful villages in Italy, scattered among elevations, plains and hills. Finally, the splendid, quiet beauty of Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta and the small Lake Mergozzo.
In our enchanting cities of art you can breathe in the atmosphere, rich in culture, local traditions and taste: from Alessandria to Asti, from Biella to Cuneo, along with Novara, Verbania and Vercelli, with the welcoming villages of the Langhe and Roero areas. And then Turin, the first capital of Italy and today a green administrative centre with many features, an international reference centre for contemporary art, but with a Baroque style core. Its spirit is expressed in the elegant squares and historic cafés along the 18 km of arcades in the centre, as well as in the art masterpieces of its more than 50 world-famous museums.
There are 5 extraordinary UNESCO sites, including the "Crown of Delights" formed by the 22 Royal Residences of the House of Savoy, the 7 Sacred Mountains and the Vineyard Landscapes of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato. Then there are the 3 Creative Cities in the international circuit of UNESCO: Turin for Design, Alba for Gastronomy and Biella for Crafts and Folk Art. All set in a naturalistic heritage that has 20,000 km of structured paths and trails, 2 National Parks (Gran Paradiso and Val Grande), 94 protected areas and 3 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. In winter, 1,350 km of slopes in over 50 well-equipped resorts are the ideal destination for sports and authentic mountain enthusiasts.
The cuisine is also an experience for connoisseurs, provided by 46 Michelin-starred restaurants and a wide variety of trattorias and wineries. The menu offers flavours and aromas of inimitable quality, such as the white truffle of Alba, rice (the only Italian PDO born here) and the delicious fresh and aged DOP cheeses, along with chocolate, pralines and IGP hazelnuts. Historic wine cellars and regional wine shops contain an oenological heritage of no less than 17 DOCG and 42 DOC wines.