Piedmont is a region northwest of Italy. Turin is its capital and
is notable as home to the FIAT automobile company. Its three sides
is surrounded by the Alps mountain range, bordering on France, Switzerland
and the Italian regions of Lombardy, Liguria, Emilia Romagna and Valle
d'Aosta. The main cities of the Piedmont region include Alessandria,
Asti, Biella, Cuneo, Novara, Vercelli, Verbania, Torino, Moncalieri
from its agricultural produce such as wheat, rice, maize and grapes,
Piedmont is a renowned wine growing region in Italy with such famous
wine producing names as Barbera, Barolo and Barbaresco, as well
The word "piedmont" refers to a foothill.
In geography, it has become the generic designation for foothill
The Savoy's are known to have lived in Piedmont,
the ill-fated royal family who rule Italy from the unification until
abdication in 1946.
Considered as a haven for gourmands, tourists
flock to taste its wines, sample its cheeses and relish its meat
dishes. Autumn is well known for truffles, wild mushrooms and wine
Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta are famous for romantic
A distinctive local invention, Sacro Monte offers a dozen or so
miniature chapels which allows you an interesting stroll. You may
also tour medieval castles as the region is home to some of Italy's
Some of the best attractions in Turin are
Europe's best Egyptian Museum, the Automotive Museum or the Savoy's
Royal Palace, the Mole Antonelliana, and the Royal Villa at Stupinigi.
The Holy Shroud is also displayed periodically for the faithful
as well as those simply curious about its religious mystery.