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Dominated by the Alps and riven by deep valleys, Piedmont — meaning ‘at the foot of the mountains’— is renowned for its fine wines and as a champion of the Slow Food movement. Our specialists have explored this corner of northwest Italy, fanning out from Turin to visit its wine villages and seek out the best places to stay. Drawing from this first-hand knowledge, they’ll create your vacation to Piedmont, based around your interests and the region’s highlights, whether that’s wine tastings and visits to artisanal producers, or a stay in an old winery or farmhouse.

Piedmont stretches northeast to the shores of Lake Maggiore and southwest to Provence in France, its hills dotted with medieval villages and family-run vineyards. Although Piedmont isn’t as well known a wine region as Tuscany, it produces some of Italy’s finest labels, such as Barolo and Barbaresco. Regional cuisine is also a highlight. Raw meats, cheese fondues and rabbit feature on local menus, while the smell of hazelnuts and chocolate wafts through the chocolate-producing town of Alba. Piedmont isn’t all rustic allure, though. At its heart is the city of Turin, the first capital of the unified Italy. Renaissance and Baroque architecture, museums and galleries, and gourmet restaurants grace its boulevards and piazzas, while giants of industry ensure that Piedmont remains one of Italy’s most affluent regions.

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Places to visit in Piedmont

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Piedmont, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested itineraries featuring Piedmont

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Piedmont, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Piedmont

Places & hotels on the map

    Places in and around Piedmont

    Accommodation choices for Piedmont

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Piedmont. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    Ideas for experiencing Piedmont

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Piedmont, and which use the best local guides.

    • Barolo village and winery tour
      Barolo, Piedmont

      Barolo village and winery tour

      Barolo village and winery tour

      On this guided tour, you’ll discover the medieval village of Barolo, renowned for the high quality of its wines. There’s time to stroll its cobbled streets, explore the 11th-century castle and museum, and visit a local vineyard for a wine tasting.

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    • Historical walking tour of Turin
      San Carlo and Santa Cristina churches, Turin

      Historical walking tour of Turin

      Historical walking tour of Turin

      Turin’s wealth of history is unfurled on this half-day walking tour with a private guide, who’ll help you discover its grandest architecture, explain the story of the Shroud of Turin, and offer a deeper insight into the city and its people.

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