Piemonte Italy is dedicated to providing in-depth information about the towns of villages of the Piemonte (Piedmont) region of Italy. We hope to provide information that will appeal to tourists looking to visit the beautiful Piemonte region, and also for people looking to move to Piemonte.
Piemonte is situated in the in the North West corner of the Italian peninsula and contains the provinces of Alessandria, Asti, Cuneo, Novara, Vercelli, and Turin which is the regions capital. The area forms part of an industrial triangle created by Milan, Turin and Genoa.
Piemonte or Piedmont as the English refer to it has long been regarded as Italy’s little secret where Italians for many years and to this current day use the area as a holiday destination. The Winter Olympics held here in 2006 have been a great advertisement for Piemonte and has served to introduce the area to the world.
The region is world famous for its wine production where the Langhe hills are home to the great Barolo wines and nearby Asti produces its Spumante. Food lovers around the world visit the area to sample its truffles and visit Bra the capital of the Slow Food movement.
Piemonte boasts some of Europe’s most breath taking landscapes which take the form of vines and rolling hills therefore making it ideal for those who enjoy sporting activity such as trekking, horse riding and cycling.
The regions snow and mountains provide spectacular settings for its ski resorts such as Claviere, Sauze d'Oux and Sestriere (it is no coincidence that the winter Olympics were held in Piedmont in 2006) and the areas proximity to the Ligurian coast make it an ideal holiday destination.
Piemonte is very accessible particularly for the Germans and Swiss and with the advent of cheap flights from London and Luton, flying to Genoa and Turin, the British are now able to participate in the delights of the area. The climate is mild therefore making it an ideal holiday location particularly during the summer months.
Property prices at the moment are very favourable compared to Tuscany and taking into consideration all of the above factors the region is now experiencing an increase in market activity particularly in the beautiful Langhe wine growing area where Alba is its capital.
14th May 2006 - Information about Torre Bormida
13th May 2006 - Photos of the Bergolo
24th April 2006 - Photos of the Alba Vinum wine festival
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