Piedmont — Take scenic landscapes of rolling hills, some of Italy’s best wine and food, and outdoorsy ops galore . . . that’s Piedmont (Piemonte, in Italian). Backed by the French and Swiss Alps in northwest Italy, this fertile region is “at the foot of the mountains”, as its name translates, with a year-round roster of activities. Winter brings alpine sports, especially around the major ski resort of Sestriere and Turin, the 2006 host of the Winter Olympics and home to a well-preserved Baroque center. In warm weather months, tour the wine country around historic towns of Alba and Asti, with vineyard-covered hills, truffle fields, dense forests, and ancient castles.
What's New in Piedmont
October 06, 2010 by Ted Loos
It’s easy to have your head turned by the famous, glamorous wine regions: Sure, Napa’s great, and Bordeaux can’t be beat. But some of the most ... Read More »