Piedmont

Lake Maggiore
Wednesday, May 21TH, 2014 by
  Lake Maggiore - Panorama   Of the three large pre alpine lakes of Italy, Lake Maggiore is the westernmost and the second largest after Lake Garda. The lake acts as a border between Lombardy and Piedmont and a part of it also sits in Switzerland (which can be reached from Italy...
The Beauties of Piemonte: Le Langhe
Sunday, October 07TH, 2012 by Francesca Bezzone
The Beauties of Piemonte: Le Langhe I was born in the province of Cuneo, near the Alps, in a village that looks like a still from a 1930's movies, where women still feel they need to have red lipstick and heels to leave the house and go buy bread, where Sunday is still the day you go to mass at...
Macerata
Thursday, August 23TH, 2012 by
Macerata     43,123 inhabitants.  Macerata is a nice, small town that is right on the top of a hill and it resembles the typical Italian panorama, just about 300 meters above the sea level. The city is pretty, probably not as breathtaking as some of the most famous ones such as Florence, Rome...
Verbania
Monday, August 13TH, 2012 by
Verbania     31,115 inhabitants. A fairly recent province considering that it was only established in 1992, Verbania has an extraordinary location, right on the shores of Lake Maggiore. It combines nature, mountains and national parks in the very favorable geographic location surrounding...
Getting to know Piedmont
Friday, July 15TH, 2011 by
For the 150th anniversary of Italian Unification, we simply must visit the region where it all started. Piedmont, land of stupendous mountains and great lakes, is one of the cradles of Italian culture. It is the birthplace of or highly influential on many of the leading figures in the history of...
Lake Orta
Friday, January 22TH, 2010 by
  Lake Orta - View Lake Orta and the surrounding area are quiet, beautiful and filled with gorgeous architecture. It is an enchanting spot that is less crowded than the larger lakes in the area. Located in northern Italy, on the west side of Lago Maggiore, the modern name of the lake was bestowed...
Gran Paradiso National Park
Monday, January 18TH, 2010 by
  Gran Paradiso National Park - WaterfallGran Paradiso National Park was the first of its kind in Italy and remains one of the best known. Filled with majestic mountains and valleys, as well as a variety of vegetation and animal life, the park in the Graian Alps is certainly something to...
Shopping in Piedmont
Tuesday, December 29TH, 2009 by
Piedmont on the Italian map The region of Piedmont in Italy is spread over an area of 25,399 sq km and has a population of around 4.4 million. The region is surrounded by Alps on three sides. It shares a border with France and Switzerland the regions of Aosta Valley, Liguria and Lombardy. The...
The Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
Wednesday, December 23TH, 2009 by
One of the most important pilgrimage sites in Italy are the Sacri Monti, or Sacred Mountains, that are located in the northern part of the country. These mountains are actually nine groups of churches and chapels created in the 16th and 17th centuries. Along with their religious significance these...
Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
Monday, December 21TH, 2009 by
  Stupinigi Royal Hunting PalaceEmmanuel Philibert, the Duke of Savoy moved his capital to Turin in the year 1562. He then began a large project of a series of buildings and palaces to prove his power of ruling. These outstanding buildings had been designed and decorated by some of the best known...

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