Piemonte. An unexpected experience.
Relax, open spaces for your outdoor activities, safe routes in our charming cities, discovering artistic and architectural beauties. So many historical and spiritual paths, without forgetting the excellent agri-food products that have made Piedmont famous in the world: All this and many unique experiences await you in our region!
5 great reasons to discover Piemonte in "autumn-winter mode"
1) The colours of the foliage are incredible. From green to yellow, orange to red, and purple to brown in the Vineyards of the Langhe-Roero and, Monferrato, UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the woods crossed by the historic Centovalli-Vigezzina rail track, on the "Foliage train" from Domodossola or in the larch forests of the high valleys of Torino and Cuneo, in the National Park of the Gran Paradiso as well as in the Park of the Maritime Alps. In the landscape of the Biellesi Alps, the Natural Park of the Zegna Oasis and lastly, in the Valentino Park in Torino, an explosion of colours in the heart of the city.
2) Autumn in Piemonte tickles the tastebuds. October and November are the months of the White Truffle of Alba and its International Fair (discover here the digital edition 2020), along with the alpine cheeses and rice, chocolate and the 340 traditional food products. Try them accompanied by the great wines of the 17 DOCG and 42 DOC in the 18,000 Piedmontese wineries. Quality and creativity offer you an unforgettable experience, whether it's in a traditional trattoria or in the cafés and pastry shops, in a high-altitude shelter or in one of the 46 Michelin-star restaurants.
3) The energy of outdoor activities in unique landscapes. Should you opt for breathtaking peaks or hills? Placid lakes or plains? Why choose when you can experience them all? Find your ideal habitat in our 94 protected natural areas and 20,000 km of cycling and excursion trails. The quality of the air and the environment are certified by the Orange Flags awarded to 34 municipalities. A great time in the snow is guaranteed in 50 Piedmontese skiing resorts, with 300 ski lifts and over 1,300 km of pistes.
4) The beauty between past and avant-garde. At any time of the year, let yourself be surprised by the UNESCO World Heritage's architectural Baroque masterpieces along with villages and lively art cities. Discover villas, castles, gardens, and the rich contemporary art heritage. Autumn in Piemonte is synonymous with exhibitions, museums and the famous Luci d'Artista (Artists' Lights).
5) The slow pace is a balm for the soul. Autumn is perfect to rediscover yourself. In our region, you can find spirituality and history by walking on the Sacred Mounts (Sacri Monti) and the Via Francigena paths, the 'Holy Shroud' itineraries and the Romanic routes as well as the Jewish art trails, the High Road of the Walsers and the repatriation of the Waldensians.