Piemonte. An unexpected experience.
Relaxation, open spaces, safe itineraries in our splendid cities, among artistic and architectural beauties and along the numerous historical-spiritual paths, without forgetting the exquisite food products of excellence that have made Piedmont famous worldwide. All this and many other experiences await you in our region.
4 good reasons to discover Piedmont in “spring mode”
Beauty. Between the past and the avant-garde, at any time of the year in Piedmont you can be surprised by the UNESCO World Heritage Baroque architectural masterpieces, the villages and bustling art cities. Discover villas, castles and gardens in full bloom, and the widespread wealth of contemporary art: not only in museum collections but also outdoors in itineraries that combine creativity and landscape.
Freedom. The awakening of nature encourages us more than ever to take revitalizing walks in the open air, in the first warm rays of sunshine. With more than 95 protected areas, among which two National Parks (P), and a myriad of routes to discover on foot or by bicycle, Piedmont offers many opportunities to immerse oneself, even in spring, in spectacular environments, among regenerating sounds and scents: along mountain paths as on hilly and plain itineraries or along the shores of lakes.
Taste. Risottos, ravioli and omelettes with wild herbs from the meadows, fresh cheeses, tender meats, tasty salads, new vegetables, young and lively wines - then chocolate, ice cream and pastries. The spring air in Piedmont can also be perceived in the kitchen. Sorrel or "erba brusca" in Valsessera, between Biella and Vercelli, is eaten in the fondue of Maccagno. For the "Cabiette", typical of the area of Bardonecchia in Alta Val di Susa, young nettles are used, together with grated raw potatoes, onions, rye flour, low-fat cheese and eggs. Other spring dishes from Piedmont: "capunet", which in Alba are pumpkin flowers stuffed with boiled or roasted meat, cooked salami, parsley, garlic, eggs and Parmesan cheese, while in Vercelli they are blanched cabbage leaves filled with various ingredients in addition to boiled rice; also typical of this time of year are fritto misto alla Piemontese (mixed fried meat, vegetables and fruit), soused fish and the famous vitello tonnato (veal in a tuna-flavoured mayonnaise sauce).
Spirit. Slowness regenerates and spring is renewal, ideal for reconnecting with yourself. In Piedmont you can find spirituality and history by going along the paths of the Sacred Mountains or the Via Francigena, the Sindonic and Romanesque Paths or the Jewish art itineraries; the Alta Via dei Walser or the path of the Glorious Repatriation of the Waldensians.