The Giro d'Italia starts from Piedmont
Turin and Piedmont will be coloured pink! After 10 years and on the 160th anniversary of national unity, the Grand Departure of the Giro d'Italia returns. The emotion of one of the greatest cycling competitions in the world will cast its spotlight on our region for five stages. On ...
22 #Piemontestories From the Alps to the sea, passing through the hills on foot and on two wheels
Dreamlike landscapes, plays of light between majestic peaks, cobalt-coloured lakes or gentle iridescent hills. Open spaces where you can breathe freely and more deeply and where routes encounter different landscapes and uncontaminated environments. Piedmont is a veritable treasure trove of ideas...
21 #PiemonteStories: places of the Risorgimento in Piemonte
Memories of the Risorgimento period are to be found throughout Piedmont: the House of Savoy Royal Residences, monuments, commemorative plaques, the battlefields, the squares of the uprisings and the museums still recount the events and characters that led to the Kingdom of Italy and the unification...
20 #PiemonteStories Risorgimento in Turin
In every corner of Turin, you will find traces of the Renaissance, 19th century vibes and spaces connected to events and people who 160 years ago created the Kingdom of Italy and made Turin the country's first capital. The names of the streets and squares, buildings and monuments and historic cafés...
19 #Piemontestories The taste of the Alps
Traditional recipes of the Occitan, Valdese, Franco-Provençal and Walser cultures Many ways to relax and have fun in breath-taking environments and authentic Alpine hamlets await you. 'Where?', you ask. In Piedmont, of course! Come and explore wide-open spaces where you can...
Acqui Terme | The wines of the land meet traditional flavours
“Acqui Terme | The wines of the land meet traditional flavours. Original interpretations and unusual combinations" Monferrato and Acquese in all their wine and food facets are at the centre of the round table scheduled for Friday 25th September at 6 pm in Palazzo Robellini. The event...
18 #Piemontestories Tuffati nell’estate sul Lago Maggiore
Estate in libertà, benessere e freschezza sul Lago Maggiore. Acque limpide e balneabili, spiagge attrezzate, calette nel verde e tintarella con vista panoramica sulle cime dell’Ossola: Nuoto, canoa, vela, windsurf, immersioni subacquee e divertenti giochi in acqua per i bambini. Qui sport e relax...
17 #Piemontestories|Torino on the big screen: discover all the film sets of the city
An awful lot of celluloid film has been used since when in 1896 the Lumière brothers held the first ever film screening in Italy, right here in Turin! And even if the COVID emergency has put the "Turin - City of Cinema 2020" initiatives dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the National Museum of...
16 #PiemonteStories: the Baroque in Langa and Roero, trails and itineraries
Bra is one of the largest centres of Piedmontese Baroque and is known for being the cradle of the Slowfood international association (founded in 1986 by Carlin Petrini), for "Cheese", for the Bra sausage and for the Royal Hamlet of Pollenzo, a UNESCO Savoy Residence and seat of the...
15 #Piemontestories: on the road of the ancient marquisate of Saluzzo
Discover the enchantment of an ancient marquisate in the heart of the "Great Province" (the Cuneo area is the biggest province of the region), between plains and hills, with Monviso acting as a backdrop. Since the Middle Ages, Staffarda abbey, an architectural Cistercian gem...
14 #Piemontestories: women and men of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato with the Virtual Tour project
Digital technology allows us to immerse ourselves fully even from home in the Wine Landscapes of the Langhe-Roero and Monferrato UNESCO World Heritage, as we wait until it is possible for us to go back and experience them firsthand in all their wonder. The creation of a web platform dedicated...
13 #Piemontestories: a treat for the tastebuds in the vineyards of Boca and Ghemme
It appears that even Pliny the Elder praised the wines of the Novara hills in his work "Naturalis Historia" at the time of the Roman Empire. Here, the peculiar climate and land give life to Ghemme DOCG (also as a Reserve wine) and 4 DOC wines: Boca, Fara, Sizzano and, the most recent addition,...
12 #Piemontestories: from Mergozzo to the Val Grande National Park
Mergozzo, awarded the Orange Flag by the Italian Touring Club, is a precious town located on the shores of a crystal-clear lake surrounded by the peaceful atmosphere of old houses lined next to one another and the pebbly narrow paths. For centuries, this has been a land of stone:...
11 #PiemonteStories: a day in Vercelli
To discover Vercelli, we can look back at its history and imagine it being inhabited by different civilisations: from its founders, the Celts, to the Romans and the barbarians. In the Middle Ages, Vercelli was a town in which pilgrims stopped on their journey from Canterbury to Rome; in the 20th...
10 #PiemonteStories: Lago d'Orta and St Giulio Island
They say that visiting Lake Orta is like travelling through time. Maybe it's the peacefulness and beauty of its body of water surrounded by gentle peaks where many small historic hamlets are nestled. Or maybe it's Orta itself, the town known as "the pearl of the Cusio". This description is not an...
9 #Piemontestories: Exploring Turin on foot
But "isn't Turin grey?", we hear you ask. In reality, with its 160,000 trees, it is one of the greenest cities in the world, a giant metropolitan garden in which to explore the many facets of Italy's first capital. The 2014 UNESCO Creative City of Design ...
8 #PiemonteStories: the Biella region, industriousness in nature and outdoors
From Alpine features to the shores of Lake Viverone, from protected areas to natural reserves, the Biella region ranges from the Alpine landscape of the Oropa Basin and the Rhododendrons’ Path in the Zegna Oasis to the "savannah" of the Baragge moorland where the only DOP rice in Italy is...
7#PiemonteStories: Valsesia, mountains and flavors of Vercelli's area
Valsesia possesses a timeless appeal that wins over people visiting for the first time and entices those who have come here before to return. It is traversed by the river Sesia, which originates in Mount Rosa and descends towards the Po Valley with impetuous waters which are perfect for river...
6#PiemonteStories: Novara, water landscapes between art and taste
The area around Novara is a picture-perfect water landscape against the backdrop of vineyard hills, rural villages and castles. Situated between the Sesia and the Ticino rivers, surrounded by plains and rice fields, Novara is an elegant city in the shadow of the Basilica of Saint...
5 #PiemonteStories: The Monferrato of Alessandria
From Valle Bormida to the Ligurian Apennines, the Monferrato of Alessandria is a succession of vineyards and medieval hamlets, rolling hills and distinctive ravines, reminiscent of the Tortonese area. This land of castles (almost 100, if we count antique manors, fortified...
4 #Piemontestories Land Art in Piemonte
After our #Piemontestories 3, let's continue the discovery of the "Land Art" installations in open spaces throughout hills and vineyards, along an ideal itinerary from Novi Ligure to Casale Monferrato and Monforte d'Alba. That's "Art Mapping Piemonte",...
3 #Piemontestories: Romantic Astigiano between Romanesque and Baroque heritage
Romanesque and Baroque masterpieces and wonders made up of taste, craftsmanship and hospitality: a journey through the Astigiano area is an all-round experience, which leads between the Po and Tanaro rivers, along the Via Francigena on the traces of the European pilgrims heading to Rome and the...
#2 PiemonteStories: beauty and pride of the Occitan Valleys
This ideal route starts in Saluzzo and ascends into the Po Valley and up to Val Vermenagna. Along the way, you’ll stumble across a whole hostof interesting attractions, including a network of small, widespread food, drink and accommodation facilities, with visitors fuelling slow...