From stunning landscapes of old stones and high mountains to the prospect of tasting world-class wines, Piedmont has no lack of appeals.
The hillsides of Langhe and Monferrat, which gave birth to the slow food movement, are home to a unique soil that nurtures white truffles and prestigious wines. Alba, Barbaresco, Barolo and Asti are just a few of these medieval, wine-growing villages, rich in restaurants and wineries.
In the north, you will enter a high altitude region as you grow closer to the Mont Blanc. The Valle d'Aosta is riddled with valleys rich in hiking and skiing opportunities, sometimes within reach of some of the highest alpine peaks, such as Monte Rosa and Gran Paradiso.
As for the enterprising regional capital of Turin, it has become a playground for architects and the site of some amazing museums.