Three Reasons to Visit Piemonte, Italy in 2019.

Piedmont is a northern region in Italy bordered by Switzerland and France.

Although less known than regions such as Tuscany and Sicily, Piedmont is quickly becoming a top tourist destination in Italy. Recently, it was recognized by Lonely Planet as the number one region to visit in 2019. Below you’ll find three reasons we love living in Piedmont and why you should start planning a vacation now.

Sacra di San Michele, 40 km from Turin Centre, a symbol of the Piedmont Region. An ancient abbey built between 983 and 987 on the top of mount Pirchiriano.

Sacra di San Michele, 40 km from Turin Centre, a symbol of the Piedmont Region. An ancient abbey built between 983 and 987 on the top of mount Pirchiriano.

#1) WINE & FOOD

Piedmont has rich soil that is famous for producing some of Italy’s most famous wines.

Langhe and other famous wine regions are just a short drive from the capital city, Turin and are filled with vineyards and quaint little towns famous for their wineries; such as Barolo, Asti, Alba, Barbaresco (all well worth checking out)!

Some wines you may be familiar with from this region are: Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, and Barolo, (Read more about what wines are in Piedmont here).

In addition, Piedmont is the birthplace to the SlowFood movement and the famous, now international chain, Eataly.

Any foodie or wino will fall IN LOVE with Piedmont.

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#2) A MIX OF CITY LIFE & NATURE

Turin City Life


Don’t get me wrong, I am definitely a city girl however with my roots from Michigan, I can also appreciate the outdoors.

I love hiking and getting some fresh air, therefore Piedmont is the perfect region for someone like me. Turin, the capital of the region, is a medium-sized city. It’s big enough that there are restaurants, bars,  and shops all in walking, plus several bus lines and a metro which eliminate the need for a car (love that!). Yet, Turin is small enough so you’ll never feel too lost or overwhelmed. Then, in 45 minutes you can leave the city and be fully immersed in nature.

Nature Walk just outside Turin, in Piedmont.


#3) HISTORY

The Piedmont region has a rich history.

The extent of recorded history continues to amaze me.

Piedmont was not only once part of the Roman Empire, but it also was the first capital city of Italy, as well as the home for many important kings and leaders of empires and kingdoms that divided Italy over the centuries. Due to these significant events and the importance Turin and Piedmont have had to Italian history there are several artefacts that remain and remind us of the past. Visiting Piedmont is like walking into in a giant museum open twenty-four hours, seven days a week. Here, you can appreciate the thousands of years of history that have formed this region, including Roman roads, medieval castles, forts on tops of mountains overlooking the cities, the ancient city walls masking ever changing and growing towns, beautiful 17th-century palaces, and many more stunning sites.

You can walk in the footprints of Romans, taste wine inside a castle, or see glamorous art exhibitions in rooms where King’s once dined.

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So,  what are you waiting for?

Start planning your next trip to this secret gem in Italy’s Northwest corner before everyone else does!


BY ABIGAIL GREEN

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