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Holiday destinations: Piedmont

Are you looking for holiday ideas, tourist attractions, travel tips, a well-kept apartment or holiday house for your vacation in Piedmont?

Piedmont: The land of milk and honey for gourmets and wine enthusiasts but also for hikers and beach-seekers.

The region Piedmont is located in northern Italy and is bordered on the north by Switzerland (cantons of Valais and Ticino), to the west by France (Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur), in the south the region of Liguria, on the southeast by the Emilia-Romagna region, in the east the region of Lombardy and in the northwest the Valle d'Aosta region.
In Piedmont, the scenically diverse region - from high Alpine peaks of Monte Rosa to the Reisfelern of Novara, by the gentle hills of the Monferrato to the Po Valley you will find a variety of offers for vacation stays, cultural tours and culinary tours.

Take a vacation in one of our selected holiday homes or apartments. It is an ideal starting point for exploring Piedmont independently.

We would like to present you with a number of particularly attractive offers.

Walking, swimming and good food

A well developed area for tourists is around Lake Maggiore and surrounding countryside where wine gastronomic enthusiasts can enjoy for example Barolo and Barbaresco and of course truffles. The season begins with the truffle harvest in October.
For hiking the entire Alpine region of Piedmont is perfect. Especially the 55-day long-distance trail Grande Traversata delle Alpi (GTA) and the Via Alpina Committed which are very popular. There are also in the region many trails to the summit known as the Giro di Viso and the Giro delMarguareis, and more trails in the valley regions like the Percorsi Occitani in the Maira Valley and Alta Via in Susa Valley.

Culture and sights in Piedmont
Piedmont is rich in artistic and cultural treasures. The most famous buildings include the Baroque representative buildings of Turin, such as the Palazzo Reale, Palazzo Madama, the San Lorenzo church.
In Stupinigi is the Palazzina di Caccia. In the late Renaissance period the Sacro Monte (dt: holy mountain) from Varallo. From the Middle Ages, the Abbey of Staffarda and the castle of Manta. From the Romanesque period the convent of San Giulio in Lake Orta on the island of Orta San Giulio. At Lake Maggiore the Borromean Islands are the biggest attractions, especially the Isola Bella - a baroque palace island with multi-storey gardens, which always astonish the travelers.
Winter Sports and Tour de France
The most important ski resorts of Piedmont are Limone Piemonte, Sestriere and Bardonecchia. Sestriere is regularly venue of the Alpine Ski World Cup races; Here also the Alpine Ski World Championship 1997 took place. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, the alpine ski competitions were held in Sestriere.
Sestriere was in previous years, always part of the Tour de France. In addition to four stage arrivals and three crossings of the pass also three stages started in the village.
In Piedmont also some of the most important Italian companies have their headquarters, including carmakers Fiat and Lancia (both in Turin), next to the food manufacturer Ferrero in Alba and the electronics company Olivetti in Ivrea. In addition to modern industry in and around Turin, the wool processing in Biella and agriculture is of great importance: in the Po valley, in addition to rice, one third of the European rice production comes from here, fruits and vegetables are grown, the hill areas provide wine and hazelnuts, in the northwest of Piedmont bordering the Aosta Valley cattle breeding farms are found.

You are special, and we want to help, that your holiday in Piedmont is an unforgettable experience!

Piedmont, discover the most beautiful and the most famous places

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Baveno

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Casale Corte Cerro

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Lesa

Lesa is a pretty small town on Lake Maggiore, with about 2350 inhabitants (2010). It lies on the western shore of Lake Maggiore in the Italian province of Novara (NO), Region Piedmont. The municipality comprise ...

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Meina

The village of Meina has about 2500 inhabitants (2011) and is located on Italy's west shore of Lake Maggiore, and belongs to the province of Novara in the Piedmont region. Meina on Lake Mag ...

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Mergozzo

Mergozzo is a municipality with 2211 inhabitants (as of 2012) in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola (VB), Region Piedmont. The village lies at an altitude of 196 meters above sea level in the Val d'Ossola. Mergozzo lies next t ...

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Stresa

Stresa is a spa town with 4758 inhabitants (as of 2012) in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola on the western shore of Lake Maggiore (Piedmont) on the Simplon railway line Domodossola - Milan. Stresa is located 200 meters above sea level and c ...

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Verbania

Verbania is a city with 30,310 inhabitants (2012) in the Piedmont region in Italy. Hamlets of Verbania are Antoliva, Bieno, Biganzolo, Cavandone, Fondotoce, Intra, Pallanza, Possaccio, Suna, Torchiedo, Trobaso and Zoverallo. Th ...

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