Located at the base of the famous Alps, Piedmont is a sunny and sophisticated region of Italy. Bordering France and Switzerland, the area is home to some of the highest peaks and largest glaciers in Italy. Renowned for its world-class cuisine and traditional wines, this stunningly beautiful part of the world has plenty to offer its visitors. Its capital, Turin, is home to the monumental Mole Antonelliana landmark with its stunning spire and beautiful baroque architecture – as well as world-class museums such as the Automobile Museum and the Egyptian Museum that are also well worth a visit. Experience the pleasures of Piedmont for yourself by booking one of our luxury cottages to rent today.
Piedmont is one of the largest of Italy’s 20 main regions, second only to Sicily. Its natural beauty and mountainous landscape are truly unique, and it is ideally located for those wishing to enjoy some day trips into other beautiful areas of Europe. The region is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, including Monviso and Monte Rose, bordering with France Auvergne-Rhóne-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Cóte d’Azur, Switzerland and the Italian regions of Lombardy, Liguria, the Aosta Valley and Emilia-Romagna. Experience fine wines and lavish traditional cuisine set against a stunning backdrop of mountains, rolling hills and plains just waiting to be explored.
Monviso, one of the region’s striking mountains, has ski resorts to be enjoyed by winter sports enthusiasts – venues such as Via Lattea and Sestriere boast state-of-the-art facilities to satisfy even the most seasoned skiers. And the views are fantastic! The landscapes of the Langhe and Monferrato are mainly hilly, but are perfect for those who enjoy walking and learning more about the area’s local history. Explore cultivated, traditional vineyards, a host of small towns and ancient castles.
Lake Maggoire is Piedmont’s most popular tourist resort – home to Stresa and the Borromean Islands, with ancient villas surrounded by beautifully ornate gardens. The capital – Turin, has a rich history and remarkable cultural heritage, not to mention its wide array of eateries with food and wine to suit every preference. The medieval castles at the fortress of Ivrea and famous architecture at the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy and the Sacri Monti are ideal for history lovers. And once you’re all adventured out, Piedmont’s famous spa resorts of Acqui Terme and Vinadio offer treatments and therapies for a deeply relaxing experience.
Staying in one of our luxury cottages in Piedmont will be the icing on the cake, on what will be an unforgettable Italian holiday. Browse the range to find out more.
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