Nestled in the north-western part of Italy, Piedmont (Piemonte in Italian) is a beautiful jewel surrounded by the French, Italian and Swiss Alps – actually, the word means “at the foot of the mountains”. The region is ideal for skiing, but it is also a unique region in Italy because of the coexistence of gentle slopes, small glacial lakes, large industrial cities, tiny hamlets, intensely cropped plains, and endless vineyards. Thanks to its geographic position, Piedmont has always been a sort of middle zone between north-western Europe and the rest of Italy. Here, dynamic cultural and artistic exchanges between the Padana plain, France and Spain, above all in the medieval period, have left some important testimonies. The artistic routes feature the sober lines of Romanesque, the decorations of Baroque, the Gothic and contemporary art. However, we cannot neglect the royal residences built from the beginning of the XVI century at the command of the House of Savoy, and recognized as “Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO.
Sub-dividing the region are the beautiful hilly areas of the Monferrato, Langhe and Roero, real jewels as far as food and wine are concerned.
They form an intricate pattern of roads running up, down and round the hills which produce Piedmont’s finest wines: this is the kingdom of Barolo, the king of wines, as well as of Barbaresco. There is no village here that does not boast at least one small house surrounded by vineyards and hazelnut groves. Alba is the capital of the Langhe, it is a lively town famous for its medieval towers, fortress-houses and definitely the ideal town for gourmets: white truffle is celebrated here in October during the International White Truffle Fair.
It lies in the south-eastern part of Piedmont. Asti, its capital, was very powerful and wealthy in medieval times; today, it is still famous for the traditional “palio” (horse race) in September. Here the hills produce the third great jewel of the local wine-making scenario – Barbera d’Asti. It is also the homeland of the lively Asti Spumante and the sweet and delicate Moscato d’Asti. In the northern part of the province, visitors can also travel along the route of the Via Francigena, the medieval journey of the pilgrims arriving from Rome.
Italy’s first capital, jewel of baroque architecture and contemporary art; a splendid European city which stretches out with its kilometers of porticoes, tree-lined avenues and galleries, and where visitors may linger awhile inside old cafés and taste a range of delights like the bicherin, prepared with the typical gianduja chocolate.
Piedmont is certainly one of the best-kept secrets of the Italian tourist circuit, but it is ready and willing to welcome tourists.
If you are partial to art and culture, you can step back into the past and visit old Roman walls, medieval castles, churches and towers that bear witness to the rich heritage of past civilizations.
If you are food lovers seeking the most genuine products of Piedmont’s enogastronomy, you have plenty to choose from: cheese, salami, meat, chocolate, hazelnuts and the most mysterious fruit that our land has to offer… the superb white truffle!
Special consideration must be given to our wine scenario: two of the most sought-after red wines in the world, Barolo and Barbaresco, are produced here. Moreover, many other DOC and DOCG wines can be enjoyed: Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Arneis, Gavi, Moscato d’Asti and Asti Spumante just to mention a few!
The range of guided tours and itineraries we propose is tailored to your needs and curiosity and offers you the opportunity of absorbing the charm of the countryside and catching its every aspect, flavour… and taste!
Our private guided tours are escorted by certified, highly qualified tour guides and wine experts with excellent language skills and knowledge of the local traditions, food and wines.
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