Discover Italy - Piedmont

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Piedmont

The region’s name derives from the Alps mountains; in fact Piedmont stands for "at the foot (Piede in Italian) of the mountains". Its main city, Turin, capital of the region, is one of most important centers of baroque art. Piedmont has a large industrial area (Fiat, major motor vehicle factory is based in Turin), but it is also a region famous for the production of excellent wines (Barolo and Barbera) on its southern hills. Monferrato and Langhe hills are famous for their wines and food delicacies and because this area (particularly the Langhe hills) is a search zone for a very rare and precious tuber: the White Truffle.

Turin

First Capital of Italy, the city shows both noble and elegant traits. A stroll downtown Turin is like treasure hunting: hidden courtyards, majestic Piazzas, Baroque palaces, narrow streets….  
In the recent past the city has seen an important change in its architectural structure: several industrial complex have been restored and now host cultural and commercial centers. The most famous is the Lingotto (former car manufacturing industry FIAT), home to one of the most important European Auditoriums as well as a convention center.
For art lovers Turin is a real paradise: it offers more than 40 museums including: the Egyptian Museum (the second largest in the world), the National Museum of Cinema, the Museum of Photography, and the Museum of Modern Art.
The heart of Turin nightlife is the “Quadrilatero Romano”  where you can listen to music from all over the world, drink an aperitif or dance all night long.

Langhe

There is something magic about Langhe – and Roero & Monferrato as well, where the “Wine Routes” pass through. This is a place that has been blessed with produces that are among the best you can find in Italy. Langhe is the kingdom of white truffle, wonderful wines and cheeses. But also mushrooms, hazelnuts, fruits. The landscape is not only vineyards. Castles, noble mansions and little villages of extraordinary past are part of the panorama. Quiet and relaxing, Langhe is a destination for the gourmet and nature lover throughout the year.

Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore can be compared to a mirror that moves to the light breeze that comes from the Alps. The landscape here is made of small historic towns dotting the lake, magnificent gardens, woods with secular trees, Liberty style homes, and gentle hills.  The marvelous Borromees Islands are just few miles away from the lovely Arona: Isola Madre (Mother Island) with its  Botanical garden rich in rare finds; Isola dei Pescatori (Fishermen Island) with its long time fisherman traditions and Isola Bella (Beautiful Island), a real jewel made of terrace gardens and a noble Palace that will leave an indelible image in your memory.

 
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