Piemonte: Amazing Autumn!

Soak up the colours

From green to yellow, orange to red, purple and brown. Piedmont in autumn is an artist's palette. From the UNESCO World Heritage landscapes of the Langhe, Monferrato and Roero vineyards, to the forests crossed by the historic Centovalli – Vigezzina railway “The Foliage Train” that departs from Domodossola. From the larch forests of the upper Turin and Cuneo valleys to the Valgrande and Gran Paradiso National Parks, and to the regional parks of the Cottian Alps and Maritime Alps. Then there is the scenery of the Biellese Alps with the Oasi Zegna Nature Park and Valentino Park in Turin: a blaze of nuances in the heart of the city.

 

Enjoy the explosion of flavours

October and November in Piedmont are the ultimate months of the year for flavour. It is the time of the Alba White Truffle and its International Fair, of mountain pasture cheeses and rice, of chocolate and chestnuts, and of the 340 Typical Food Products: try them with the fine range of 17 DOC and 41 DOCG wines. Quality and creativity will give you an unforgettable experience: in a typical trattoria, in the cafés and patisseries of Piedmontese towns, in a mountain refuge or in one of the 45 Michelin-starred restaurants.

 

Re-energise yourself with the Outdoors amidst unique panoramas

Exciting peaks or hills? Peaceful lakes or plains? Why choose, try them all. Find your ideal habitat among our 94 protected natural areas and 20,000 kilometres of cycling and hiking trails. Environmental quality is guaranteed by the 34 Orange Flag municipalities and fun in the snow by Piedmont's 50 ski resorts, with 300 ski lifts and over 1300 km of slopes.

 

Experience the beauty of the past and the avant-garde

Throughout the year in Piedmont you can marvel at UNESCO World Heritage baroque architectural masterpieces, villages and lively cities of art. Discover villas, castles and gardens and the extensive wealth of contemporary art. Here the autumn is full of exhibitions and museums, with the finest being Artissima the international fair of contemporary art and Luci d'Artista.

 

Immerse yourself in regenerating slowness

The autumn season is ideal for reconnecting with yourself. You can find spirituality and history in Piedmont by walking the paths of the Sacri Monti or the  Via Francigena trails, visiting the Sacra di San Michele, the region's symbolic monument, or walking along the Percorsi Sindonici (Holy Shroud Routes), the Romanico of Romanesque art, the Jewish art itineraries and the walk of the Glorioso Rimpatrio dei Valdesi (Glorious Repatriation of the Waldensians).

 

Encounter the traditions

Did you know that Piedmont is home to important cultural and linguistic minorities? The Occitans in the 12 valleys between Alta Val Susa and Monregalese, the Francoprovençals in Alto Canavese, Valli di Lanzo and Bassa Valle di Susa, the French-speakers in 19 municipalities in the Province of Turin, and the German-speaking Walsers in Valsesia and Verbano Cusio Ossola. Autumn is the right time to discover the mountain architecture and ethnographic museums of these places at a leisurely pace.

 

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