DESTINATION:

Piedmont

Welcome to the Destination Piedmont page on blueguides.com. An e-guide to the region is available for download. The region also forms part of the forthcoming Blue Guide Northern Italy.

Piedmont

Piedmont is a large and wealthy region on the borders of Italy and France. Its main city is Turin, famed for its elegant 18th-century centre, its Holy Shroud, and its encircling palaces of the royal house of Savoy, the dynasty of Italy's kings. Politicaly Piedmont is important as the region from which the Risorgimento, the movement to unite Italy as a single nation, sprung. Geographically, Piedmont is a land of stunning Alpine slopes, popular in winter and summer for skiing and hiking. Here too is Lago Maggiore with its resort towns. Piedmont is known too for its gastronomy. Italy's premium wines Barolo and Barbaresco are from here. Cinzano has its home here. Grissini were invented here. The countryside is noted for its truffles. The photograph above shows Castello di Grinzane Cavour.

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