Piedmont Travel Guide

Walter Massa has resurrected an ancient, indigenous white grape: Timorasso. Massa’s wines have earned multiple tre bicchieri, the highest distinction from Gambero Rosso.

The best antiquities collection outside Cairo.

This charming enoteca is presided over by a bookish couple and their cat, that offers all the best labels of Barolo and the better vintages.

Crammed with Slow Food–sanctioned comestibles and various dining counters, this massive food bazaar in nearby Lingotto makes Whole Foods look like a 7-Eleven.

The contemporary art dealer's eponymous gallery.

Home of the Shroud of Turin.

Onne of the Piedmont's most impressive enotecas: a long, vaulted brick chamber in a grand, turreted castle where sommeliers in black tie and long black aprons pour generously from about 60 different Barolos.

Olympic Pedigree: 2006 Games’ home to hockey, ice skating, biathlon, luge, bobsled, skeleton, alpine skiing, snowboarding, curling, and ski jumping.


Houses most of the Savoys' collection of paintings.

This shoebox-sized shop has an extensive selection of outstanding sauces, vinegars, and oils, many of which are made with the shop's winter stock-in-trade—white truffles.

There is the museum in Castello di Rivoli, about 45 minutes outside the city, where modern pieces such as Charles Ray's Revolution Counter-Revolution are on view in a medieval setting.

Open weekday mornings and all day Saturday.