A special award
As it does every year, the travel bible Lonely Planet has selected four regions for the year 2019 to be counted among the world’s trendiest destinations. In first place? Our Piedmont!
More than 200 travel authors agree: in order to discover places of extraordinary beauty, you don’t have to travel far. A hop over to Italy’s northwest is enough. Well…sometimes the best is not so far away!
Piedmont is more diverse than any other region. Turin’s thriving and modern art scene, music festivals, art exhibitions and monuments attract cosmopolitans from around the world. Gourmets stroll through the vineyards of the Barbaresco or enjoy the white truffle in Alba. Incidentally, chocolate lovers will also enjoy themselves in Alba: the place is considered the spiritual home of Nutella and Nutella products.
A modern way of life meets historical sights and magnificent buildings. By the way, you should not miss the trip to the Mole Antonelliana, a landmark of Turin. With an elevator it travels over 160 metres vertically upwards and offers a magnificent view over the city!
Lush green vineyards adorn the hilly landscape in Barolo. Wine connoisseurs will immediately be on high alert, for one of the best red wines in the world is grown in this region. The modern wine museum, housed in Faletti Castle, offers entertainment for all ages.
The medieval city has its own special charm. For lovers of good food it rings a bell immediately, because Alba is THE city when it comes to the white truffle. A very special highlight takes place annually in October and November: the world-famous truffle festival in Alba!
The city is known to tourists mainly because of the big city festival in September. The city also has a lot in store for architecture lovers: The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is one of the most beautiful Gothic monuments in the region. The winegrowing region is also known for its sparkling wine.