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About Piedmont

Piedmont is an unique and always various region, where majestic summits dominate wild and uncontaminated valleys, sweet hills covered by vineyards are the frame of castles and small villages, enchanted lakes take care of architecture and art jewels.

Piedmont is an unique and always various region, where majestic summits dominate wild and uncontaminated valleys, sweet hills covered by vineyards are the frame of castles and small villages, enchanted lakes take care of architecture and art jewels.

Location 1CULTURE
Piedmont is a land where history is written in its customs, castles, abbeys, royal homes, sanctuaries, squares and towns. It has a priceless artistic heritage, going from the simplicity of the roman style to the richness of baroque up to and including the very latest in contemporary architecture.

The SAVOY RESIDENCES (Royal Palace of Venaria Reale, Racconigi Royal Castle, Stupinigi Royal Hunting Palace and others) extend beyond Turin's boundaries as far as the Canavese, Cuneo, and Langhe regions.

Towards the mid-1700s, the Savoy properties became exclusive locations for leisure-time activities. The system of the royal residences was declared "Heritage of Humankind" by UNESCO in 1997.
Piedmont has over 100 state, municipal, private and ecclesiastical MUSEUMS whose history dates back to the 1700s, when the Lapidario, or Lapidary Museum, was set up by Scipione Maffei and the first scientific university collection.

Location 2FOOD AND WINE
The Piedmont region is a place of traditions, history, centuries-old recipes and delicious specialties. Each province offers the tastiest of dishes prepared with products from this rich land. The region can lay claim to excellent wines famous throughout the world: smooth reds, whites with golden tones, dessert wines and wines to linger over with pleasant conversation.
Fifty-one great Piedmont chefs, who have all been ranked in the top ten with stars, hats, points offer an indisputable creativity to satisfy even the most refined palates.

Location 3SPORTS AND WELL-BEING
From the athlete to the beginner, from singles to families, from those who love peace and quiet and only want to take it easy, to the habitués of extreme sports who crave excitement, in Piedmont it is possible to live your leisure time any way you like. Skiing but also after-skiing activities, many other sports, the renowned spas and resorts of Piedmont offer opportunities for experiencing the richness of the territory with its spectacular mountain views.

ARTISTIC CRAFTSMANSHIP
Craftsmanship is a source of great richness for a region’s economy. The fame of the Piedmont region has long been linked to Turin’s image as a capital of the car-making industry. Nowadays, however, the region’s production is more defined by its arts and handicraft production, especially for those typical artistic crafts so deeply rooted in the life and times of the regional provinces. The art of “knowing how to do things” recalls the past and links tradition to innovation in sectors ranging from artistic pottery and ceramics to brand-name jewellery, from wooden objects to restored furniture, from fine textiles to glasswork, from artwork prints to musical instruments and culinary excellence.

Location 4NATURE
Nature blends with the architecture and the water's intense blue with the infinite range of greens. In particular northwest Piedmont is characterised by azure-blue lakes and alternately wild and geometric expanses of green surrounding blue mirrors of water.
The Piedmont region contains two national parks, Gran Paradiso and Val Grande, and a regional park, Candia Lake. Gran Paradiso National Park is the best example of the conservation of nature and of the environment not only in Piedmont but also in Italy. It is a landscape of imposing mountains and deep valleys that covers a vast territory between 800 metres and 4,061 metres in altitude.
For further information on Turin and its history, economy, art and culture, events, see:
Regione Piemonte
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