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Piemonte is one of the largest regions in Italy; the province is home to about 4.5 million people. The province covers a vast area from the Apennines to foothill areas of the Alps, that’s why local landscapes are so different. Some part of Lake Maggiore is situated in Piemonte, which is famous for its exquisite resorts. The administrative center of the province is Turin. In 2006, this picturesque city was the site of the Olympic Games. To get acquainted with the history of the region, it is worth to visit the most attractive cities; each of them has a plenty of cultural and historical monuments.
1. Despite the fact that Piemonte differs with magnificent climate and a huge choice of entertainment options, much of the travelers prefer to visit the region in winter; most tourists visit … Open
The main attraction of Ivrea is medieval Duomo di Ivrea; Basilica di Sant'Andrea is located in Vercelli. Oleggio is famous for its beautiful temples in the Romanesque style; one of outstanding natural attractions, Lake Orta, is situated in its suburbs. Fans of nightlife and shopping have to spend more time in Turin. Attractive vintage cafes and retail shops situated next to new buildings are its hallmarks. This contrast gives the city a special charm. Vacationers prefer to walk in local parks and shopping centers; at nightfall most tourists move to local discos and bars. Turin is very interesting at night.
Ecotourism fans should definitely see the local lake. In addition to Lago Maggiore, there is Mergozzo d'Orta Lake famous for its marvelous scenery. The most prestigious hotels and resorts are situated on its banks; noblemen preferred visiting these places in the late 19th century. Large hotels surrounded by parks, great beaches and rich woods help to relax after the fuss of the city. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Main culinary features of the region are chocolate, fine wine and white truffles, which are the most expensive and rare mushrooms in the world. Truffles attract numerous gourmets to this … Open
Local resorts have become a permanent venue for various cultural activities: music concerts, festivals and sport events. It’s worth noting that Lake Maggiore resorts offer a wide range of sports entertainment. There are golf courses, tennis courts, riding schools and beaches equipped for water sports. Piemonte has everything you need for a good rest.
On the territory of Piemonte, there are several wonderful ski resorts. The most popular ski routes are located in the valley of Val di Susa. The total length of routes here is over 400 km. There are special zones for beginners, as well as great professionals. The main town of the region is Susa. It is a charming old town with many ancient constructions and interesting traditions. The resort guests can combine sports entertainments with exploring local historic attractions.
Piemonte has a lot of amazing national symbols. The culture and traditions of natives were embodied in interesting holidays. Travelers who want to devote their rest to the study of national … Open
In the region, there are wonderful thermal resorts. There is the resort of Arvie Terme in the immediate surroundings of Alessandria. Not only valuable thermal springs, but also some of healing muds were found here. Now, there are modern wellness centers at the resort that are perfect for family recreation. In the surroundings of Asti, there is the resort of Agliano Terme that is famous for special mineral water composition. The resort of Le Terme di Lurisia is really exclusive. It was formed in the first half of the 20th century and was visited by only the representatives of the nobility from the very beginning. Today, there are upscale massage and balneological centers at the resort. There is also a thermal grotto here.
Piemonte is very popular with shopping enthusiasts too. It attracts with a variety of outlets and modern shopping centers. You can find more outlets in the surroundings of Turin, the most famous of which is Mondovicino Outlet Village. In every local town, you can visit gift shops and groceries that are very popular with foreign guests too. Some of the popular national products are olive oil, wines of the local production, fruit jam, hand-made paste, and rare farm cheeses.
Piemonte is known to travelers as the location of major ski centers, the old wine-growing region and a unique cultural center. It is famous for its rich historical heritage and all travelers … Open
Gourmets prefer visiting Piemonte in October. In the middle of autumn, the traditional auction of white truffles is held in Alba. These rare, unusual and delicious mushrooms have unique properties. One kilo of this delicacy may cost over 2 000 dollars. The traditional auction always goes hand in hand with interesting food entertainments when you can taste popular national dishes with truffles.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Piedmont and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Piedmont
♥   Castle 'Castle of Rivoli' Rivoli, 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Venaria Reale' Turin, 12.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Orino Castle' Orino, 13.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Palazzo Madama' Turin, 13.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Moncalieri' Moncalieri, 14.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Piedmont
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Gran Paradiso' , 54.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Queyras' , 65.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale della Val Grande' , 131.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Piedmont and around
♥   Art museum 'Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli' Turin, 12 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museo Egizio' Turin, 13.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Ancient Art' Turin, 13.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Galleria Sabauda' Turin, 13.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Piedmont from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Face Ski Slope

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
Today, Val d'Isere is one of the most chic and expensive ski resorts in France and is aimed at the general public. In addition to the professional slopes you can also find several green ski slopes for beginners. The resort even fits the recreation with the young children. Those who visit Val d'Isere in search of nerve kitzel should choose the best ski slopes in the upper part of the resort. These steep and zigzag-shaped descents are found as to test their own courage and professionalism. … Read further

Savoy Residences in Turin

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
Castello del Valentino resembles a fabulous castle, that’s why it is the most romantic. As the previous, the palace was built as a defence and at the end of the 19th century, it was under the threat of full destroy. The in-time reconstruction has saved this historical building and today the inner yard turned into an interesting botanic garden. The Palace of Venaria is an important part of the complex. It is surrounded by a splendid garden with old fountains and sculptures. … Read further
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