Piemonte / Piedmont

“At the feet of the mountains”

Most Famous Tourist Attractions

  • Ski Resorts: Sestriere, Bardonecchia;
  • Lake Maggiore;
  • Turin;
  • Agriturismi in the Monferrato Area.

Climate

The region is surrounded by mountains, so the climate is continental with substantial thermal excursions.

Winters: cool and dry;

Summers: hot in the flatland and cool on the hills and mountains.

Food Specialities

  • Fonduta;
  • Bagna Cauda;
  • Rice-based dishes: brodera, torta di riso, riso in cagnone;
  • Cheeses: fontina, gorgonzola, robiola, bross, sernium;
  • Grissini;
  • Biscuits: crumiri, cuneesi al rum, amaretti di Novara, baci di dama;;
  • Other sweets: torrone di Alba, bicerin, gianduiotti pralines.

Wines

Piemontese wines are refined. Among the red ones there are Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Grignolino, Barbera. Among the white ones there are Bianco di Gavi and Moscato d’Asti.

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