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There's almost everything in its name: Piedmont, at the feet of the mountains. A tour of Piedmont is, in fact, is a journey that starts from the plains of rice fields and farmhouses, going through magnificent lakes, climbing then slowly to the Langhe hills and all the way to the peaks and Monte Rosa. In this natural paradise with beautiful landscapes is the regal city of Turin, that any trip to Piedmont will see as the protagonist.
Events and festivals in Piedmont
Among the food events, in Alba, every year at the end of November is the Fiera Internazionale del Tartufo (International Truffle Fair). In Cuneo, in the month of October every year is the Fiera Nazionale del Marrone (National Chestnut Fair) with participants from all over Italy. In Stresa, in July, August, and September the Festival delle Settimane Musicali (the Music Weeks Festival) features a program of classical music that attracts music enthusiasts from all over the world.
Places to visit in Piedmont
Among the many things to do in Piedmont and in Turin is tasting the Bicerin, a drink that is the symbol of Turin: a tasty cocktail of chocolate, milk cream and coffee, to be tried in the historical coffee shop that gives it its name. The Langhe, among the things to do in Piedmont, await with an unmissable tour of the wineries and wine tastings along with traditional dishes.
An exciting experience is that of truffle hunting, black or white truffles depending on the seasons, among the vines and hazels up to the woods where there are wild truffles. Delicacies of the Piedmont cuisine that must be tried during your tour are the fondue and bagna càuda with truffles, Piedmontese fried food, the gianduiotti of Turin, and Langhe hazelnuts.
What are the main reasons for a visit in Piedmont?
Then there is Lake Maggiore, where the calm waters create an environment of relaxation and wellbeing. On the Piedmontese side of the lake, Stresa cannot be missing from a tour of Piedmont: a universe of delightful landscapes, mountains that reflect on water, with Borromean Islands a few minutes away on board a ferry. The Alps and the valleys offer summer trekking and great skiing slopes and skating rinks in the winter in Sestriere and Val di Susa, in an enchanting scenario.