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Piemonte

Piedmont is in Italy's northwest and borders Switzerland and France.

This region overlooks the mountain chain of Alpes and it is surrounded by the same one on three sides.

Piedmont has a bid biodiversity, beside the mountains such as Monte Rosa, we can find picturesques valleys as Val di Susa and Val D’Ossola.

The landscapes of the Langhe and Monferrato are hilly, rather, but just as beautiful, a succession of cultivated hills and vineyards that are dotted with small towns and castles. Lake Maggiore is the most sought-after tourist resort, including Stresa and the Borromean Islands, charming as they are with their ancient villas surrounded by beautiful lawns and gardens.

Yet, nature is only one of the many attractions in Piedmont.

This region has many other facets: from Turin – the Italian car manufacturing capital – with its history and remarkable cultural heritage, to other cities such as Cherasco, Alba and Asti.

The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World’s Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 1972, dictates that candidates may be added to the World Heritage List as “Cultural heritage”, “Natural heritage” and mixed cultural and natural sites.

Piedmont boasts 5 sites that are on the UNESCO World heritage list:

  • Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  • Sacri Monti of Piemonte and Lombardia
  • Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps
  • Vineyard Landscape pf Piedmont: Langhe Roero and Monferrato
  • Ivrea, industrial city of the 20th Century