Piedmont in northwestern Italy has far fewer visitors than other Italian regions. Many areas are still a real insider tip. Humble people, lovable originality, culinary delights, and magnificent nature reserves attract relaxation-seeking soft tourism. Piedmont welcomes individual travelers that prefer family-run hotels and farm stays, and appreciate and protect the local environment.
The Piedmont region encompasses the northwestern part of the Italian Alpine belt. The highest peak is over the border in France, Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc), with around 4800m. When you are in Piedmont, you see the 4634m high Monte Rosa on the border to Switzerland, and when you look out towards the West, you will see Monte Viso (Monviso). It rises on the border between Italy and France to a peak at 3800m. The northern slopes of Monviso are the headwaters of the Po river.
The valleys of the Po around the Monviso mountain are a beautiful alpine hiking area. To the south are the hills of the Langhe with their famous vineyards. Further east, on the border with Lombardy, lies the Lago Maggiore. It is a Mediterranean lake with beautiful botanical private gardens with palm trees at the shores.
Piedmont reminds us of outstanding wines and local delicacies. Everyone knows the top wines such as Barolo and the white truffles from Alba (Tartufo). Due to its proximity, the cheese traditions of Lombardy and France met in Piedmont. This influence has created excellent local soft cheeses.