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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.

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For the scenic countryside and some of Italy’s top foodie and wine experiences.

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Top 10 Wine Regions Worth a Second Look

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 »


Turin and Piedmont Spotlight

September 21, 2005 by David Appell

Already toured Tuscany, run around Rome, visited Venice, and in the market for a luscious slice of the bel paese not clogged with turisti? Have we got an ... Read More »

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