592 Hotels in Piedmont, Italy
Piedmont is the most western region in Italy and its name comes from the fact that it literally lies "at the feet of mountains". The chain of the Alps encircles this charming region from three sides and in some areas it slopes down quickly in the Po river plain.
Its territory is divided in nearly equal parts amid mountains, hills and plains and therefore there are several opportunities that Piedmont region can offer to tourist. Starting from the winter skiing stations of world-wide level as Sestriere and Bardonecchia that have hosted the winter Olympic Games 2006, to the typical hillside territories of Langhe, Monferrato and Canavese with their vineyards and country farms creating a unique rare landscape full of castles, churches and medieval villages.
Set between mountain and plain there are the typical alpine lakes, as Lago Maggiore or Lake Orta, and the National Nature Parks as Gran Paradiso and Val Grande, which they represent the ideal place for who love to relax amid uncontaminated nature. Finally Turin, the main town in Piedmont, with that noble air for having been the court of the Savoia royal family and for a short period also the capital of Italy. A beautiful city with its splendid palaces in Baroque style, hosting one the most important Egyptian museum in the world.
The renown gastronomic tradition complete the region wide tourist offer and it obviously also means the local wine tasting, some of world-wide reputation, as Barbera and Barolo that have rendered Piedmont region famous all over the world.