In the north-west of Italy, bordering on both France and Switzerland, and particularly true to its name (which means foot of the mountain) lays Piedmont.
Known for its glorious wines, scenic surroundings and the infamous "Slow Food" movement, Piedmont is slightly different to your other, more traditional Italian regions. Producer of wine such as Barlo and foods such as truffles, Piedmont is a phenomenal gastronomic destination.
With a backdrop as beautiful as the Alps with picturesque vineyards and castles dotted around it, the capital of the region, Turin is arguably home to some of the finest architecture in Italy, boasting some grand historical buildings; the Mole Antonelliana and the Royal Palace of Turin, just to name a couple.
The region's mountains offer both skiing for varying abilities and trekking routes to suit all; its lakes can be enjoyed through the many water sporting activities such as windsurfing or sailing; a visit to Piedmont's wonderful vineyards are a must - let this wonderful region encapsulate you in its very best finery.
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May - A wonderful time to visit gardens throughout Italy as flowers begin to bloom
May (last weekend) - Cantine Aperte (Open Wine Cellars)
August - Ferragosto parties throughout Italy on the country’s biggest holiday
September / October - Cantine Aperte (Open Wine Cellars) during the harvest
September - November - Sagre season, food and wine fairs throughout Italy
Late October / early November - Olive Oil Harvest throughout most of Italy
November - Truffle Season
November - January - Luci d’Artista, a transformation of the streets of Turin through lights
December - Christmas markets in Turin
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