Piedmont

Turin and the Salone Internazionale del Gusto Terra Madre 2014
Tuesday, October 28TH, 2014 by Francesca Bezzone
  Turin barely needs to scrub up for a  date: she is magnificent, no matter what. She is haughty, self assured and confident, aware of her charms and beauty, even when she wakes up after a night of debauchery and too little sleep. An old time tempress, Turin gets me every time: as a moody teenager...
Turin Itineraries
Monday, September 29TH, 2014 by
Turin Itineraries and Tours   La Mole Antonelliana, one of the symbols of Turin     Piedmont has some of the most decadent and beautiful of all landscapes of the Northern area of the country, however, it’s also a region left relatively untouched by mass tourism....
Lake Orta
Sunday, September 28TH, 2014 by
The Lake, Once Described as a "Pearl" by Balzac, is a Treasure Waiting to be Discovered   Lake Orta and San Giulio Island, Piedmont Ph. depositphoto.com/Crisferra   Lake Orta and its surroundings are quiet, beautiful and filled with gorgeous architecture. It is an...
Piedmont / Piemonte
Saturday, September 27TH, 2014 by
  Piedmont / Piemonte   The name of the region derives from the Medieval Latin term Pedemontium, which means "at the foot of the mountains." Piemonte is aptly named, as it lies at the foot of the Alps and has a culture and dialect that is closer to the South of France than...
Cuneo
Saturday, September 27TH, 2014 by
  Piazza Galimberti in Cuneo, Piedmont Ph. depositphoto.com/rglinsky   The Piedmont region is a collection of different landscapes and, to a certain extent, slightly different cultures, as well.  Bordering France and Switzerland, it offers the Alps as well as plains and...
Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
Friday, September 26TH, 2014 by
  Stupinigi Royal Hunting Palace   Emmanuel Philibert, the Duke of Savoy moved his capital to Turin in the year 1562. He then began a large project to create a series of buildings and palaces to prove his power of ruling. These outstanding buildings were designed and...
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...
Piedmont: Le Langhe
Sunday, October 07TH, 2012 by Francesca Bezzone
  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 eleven in the morning, then...
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...
Getting to know Piedmont
Friday, July 15TH, 2011 by
  Sunset over the countryside in Piedmont Ph. depositphoto.com/rglinsky   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...

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