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 PIEDMONT

 

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Well Arranged Travel invites you Piedmont, boasting dramatic landscape of the area’s vineyards and some of the very best wines in Italy. Piedmont literally means “foot of the mountain,” and when you see the majestic green Alps that tower over its French and Swiss borders, you’ll understand why. This picturesque region may not be Italy’s most famous, but Piedmont’s many charming valleys and vineyards should put it on the traveler’s map.

Piedmont boasts more lakes and hills per square mile than in Tuscany, and some 170,000 registered acres of vineyards, many cultivating nebbiolo, the region’s premier grape. Piedmont is the destination in Italy for red wine lovers, who come here to taste the delectable Barolos and Barbarescos from the source. Meaty pastas, artisanal cheeses and wild mushrooms, particularly Alba’s famous white truffles, are among the delicacies you’ll want to try here, along with some fruits of the vine, of course.

Piedmont’s capital, Turin, hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics, but the 19th century city was long known for its arts and industries before it was known for sports. As a tourist in Turin, you are likely to have this hidden gem of a city to yourself.

See Well Arranged Travel’s Tour to France and Italy for an example of one Italy small group tour to Piedmont, upscale and luxury Italy custom tours of Piedmont and private tours of Piedmont Italy, or contact us for more ideas and information. We also offer guided private tours and mini-tours in Piedmont to places like Barolo, Alba, Barbaresco, La Morra, Turin, Asti to name a few.