Located in north-western Italy, at the border with Switzerland and France, Piedmont is, as its name suggests, a land of mountains. In fact, it is surrounded by the Alps on three sides and hosts the highest peaks and largest glaciers in Italy.
Although its landscape is mainly dominated by soaring peaks and wide valleys, the region can meet the needs of different kind of tourists, from the sport lovers to the art enthusiasts, from those looking for a relaxing escape to the gastronomy fans.
Travellers can get to Piedmont through Torino “Caselle” international airport, which is served by budget airlines or Cuneo “Levaldigi” International airport.
The airports of Milan “Malpensa” and Milan “Linate” are just 60-90 minutes away and south towards the sea is also Genova “Cristoforo Colombo” airport.
Piedmont is also well connected to the rest of Italy by high-speed rail links and served by an efficient public transport network.
In the city of Torino, the regional capital and former capital of Italy, you can admire the excellence of the Royal Residences, a unique treasure listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as the imposing Mole Antonelliana, a landmark of the city, and the second most important Egyptian Museum in the world.
If you want to take a break from the city, then the hilly vine-carpeted territories of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato are the place to be.
There you can appreciate some fine gourmet food, like the famous Alba white truffle, and wine specialties, like Barolo wine, in an idyllic landscape dominated by picturesque medieval towns, towers and castles.
Piedmont is also the ideal destination for sports lovers, who can choose from a wide range of modern ski resorts, like the one of Sestriere, and enjoy all kinds of sporting activity.
Not to be missed are also Lake Maggiore and the ancient villas of Stresa and the Borromean Islands, surrounded as they are by beautiful lawns and gardens, and, if you wish to treat yourself for a day, the famous spa resorts of Acqui Terme, still surrounded by the remains of a Roman aqueduct.