Piedmont offers tourists the opportunity to visit various charming places, small jewels that adorn a fascinating and unique territory, where plains and rolling hills alternate, as in the case of the Langhe, up to beautiful mountain ranges. The city of Alba, famous for its truffle fair, or Bra, or even the territory of Ivrea, the city of the first King of Italy (Arduino d'Ivrea), but also Pinerolo, Saluzzo and Gavi, famous for its DOCG white wine. The presence and the regency of the Savoy left traces in the whole region, in particular in its architecture and the vast natural reserves, deriving from the royal hunting reserves, testimonies that today it is possible to admire in all their unchanged splendour.
Enthusiasts of haute patisserie will be pleased to know that the city of Turin has been the fulcrum of chocolate spread throughout Europe and even today, in pastry shops of the capital and other Piedmontese cities there areexcellent traditional chocolates, such as Gianduiotto, or Grappino of bitter chocolate filled with grappa.
One of the most characteristic aspects of Piedmont area, also, one of the main resources of tourism, is the fact that the region is almost completelysurrounded by the Alps, an immense natural and cultural landscape heritage of the region, an invaluable treasure managed by Institutions proposed to develop the mountain territory. Mount Viso rises from the entire mountain arch, from where the Po is born, whose suggestive size dominates the western Alpine Piedmont, while towards the north it is possible to come across the deep fissure of theSusa valleys on the edge of the Graian Alps, with the legendary peaks of the pioneers of alpinism and the glaciers of Gran Paradiso, the only “4,000 metres” entirely Piedmontese, in the centre of this Italian national park.
The mountains of Piedmont and accommodation facilities of the main towns offer themselves as a real paradise for all those who lovewinter sports or high-altitude hiking in summer.