The area is justly famous for its wines, which include some of the best produced from Italy, such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto and Moscato D'Asti. Its local cuisine is renown throughout Italy and the precious white truffles of the region have been compared to gold because of their cost and delicacy.
Piedmont consists of the provinces of Alessandria, Asti, Biella, Cuneo, Novara, Turin, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Vercelli.
the entrance to the Langhe, the home of Nutella Chocolate spread, otherwise best known for its ancient Roman walls, elegant wines and exotic truffles
a city and province in the southeast, the province also containing Acqui Terme, a beautiful Roman town famous for its hot sulphur springs and ancient baths
the southernmost port on Lake Maggiore
centre of the Piedmont wine area, an important medieval republic known as “City of 100 Towers”, of which around 15 still stand in the old historical walled city
a small town south of Alba, world famous for its red wine
a town and province with a strong tradition in wool and clothes production, and a 13th-century fortification at Candelo
a city situated midway between Cuneo and Turin that is one of the main centers of the Piedmontese Baroque style with its many churches and palaces of the 17th and 18th centuries
capital of Piedmont's largest province, one of the main centers of Italian "Resistenza" during World War II
a city at the foot of the Alps in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
a town in the province of Turin
a city and province in the east of Piedmont
a sophisticated small town on the western shore of Lake Maggiore that is known for its pleasant climate and scenic surroundings and functions in part as a health resort
the first capital of modern Italy
the main city of western Lake Maggiore, with beautiful lakeside mansions, plenty of shops and restaurants, and one of the biggest farmers' market around the lake
- Colletto Fava. This 5,000 foot hill in Cuneo province was once just an unremarkable part of the landscape until a group of artists from Vienna known as Gelitin began constructing a massive pink bunny on it, completing the job in 2005 after five years of work. The animal lays on its back and is about 200 feet long and six feet high on its sides. It is supposed to serve not only as a tourist attraction, but as a rest stop for hikers on the hill. The group predicts it will last until 2025, when "the pink puppet (made of straw-stuffed fabric) will be swallowed by the weather, devoured by cattle, completely erased by the weather and nature."
Native Piedmontese are friendly and down to earth. This region has been the industrial heart of Italy since 1800, even though nowadays it's experiencing some economic difficulties connected with loss of industry. Tourism is a growing factor.
The Monarchy has left strong heritage across the region, particularly in wide natural parks (former king's hunting reserves) and in XVIII and XIX century buildings.