Piedmont Travel Guide

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Piedmont, the second largest region of Italy—and one of the most exquisite—has an astonishing view over the Alps, and is widely known for its wines, local cuisine, and palaces. When you visit Piedmont, don’t miss the biggest city of the region, Turin, or the surrounding towns of Alba and Asti (known for the exquisite gastronomic offerings). Whether you’re interested in sniffing out the famed white truffles or sipping Moscato during the autumn harvest, our Piedmont travel guide highlights the very best of the region’s vineyards, shops, historical sites, trattorias, and more. When in Piedmont, travel for bold Barbaresco wines and creamy goat cheese from the rolling hills. Travel for hand-painted frescoes and historic manses dotting the countryside. Travel for the delicious, dynamic flavors of Italy.

Things Not to Miss in Piedmont

• Sacra di San Michele
 • Royal Residences
 • Reggia di Venaria
 • Basilica of S.Gaudenzio
 • Forte di Vinadio
 • Bramafam
 • Gran Paradiso
 • Val Grande
 • Isola Bella
 • Museo dell’Ombrello
 • Castles of Mango, Guarene and Manta

When to Go to Piedmont

Head to Piedmont in the early fall, when temperatures hover around 70 degrees, and after the balmy summer months that carry with them floods of tourists. When the quick swell of November truffle foragers disperses, winter—though cool—is perfect for Alpine sports and a lovely wintertime landscape.

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