Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Please Help with Trip to the Piedmont

Jump to last reply

My husband and I (early 60's) are planning a Slow Travel type trip to the Piedmont region of Italy. We have visited Italy several times and now we want to concentrate on the Piedmont particularly for the wines.

We will have about 3 weeks to see Turin, the wine villages and the lakes -- we loved Lake Como and now want to see Lake Maggiore and Lake d'Orta. Would love suggestions on what to see and how best to structure this trip.

Here is a very rough plan:

Turin -- 1 week, lots of museums etc. that we want to see, includes day trips to Fenestrelle Fortress and also Aosta

Piedmont wine villages -- rent a car and base ourselves in Alba for 1 week to visit wineries and villages at a slow pace

The Lakes -- return car and take public transportation, base ourselves in Stresa for 1 week to see the islands and villas, take a day trip to Locarno

It seems that Milan would be the best airport to fly home. Is there any public transportation from Stresa to Malpensa airport? We would prefer not to spend a night in Milan since we have visited there several times.

Greatly appreciate any suggestions on B&Bs, wineries, logistics etc. Thanks!

44 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Ideas for a Mother-Daughter UK Trip
  2. 2 Switzerland itinerary help - 1 week Lauterbrunnen, 1 week ??
  3. 3 Madrid apartments
  4. 4 flea markets in France
  5. 5 London neighborhood suggestions
  6. 6 Two days to spend in northern Spain traveling by car
  7. 7 Need ideas for a Christmas 2014 holiday vacation?
  8. 8 I need a haircut
  9. 9 What to wear
  10. 10 Timing a river cruise
  11. 11 High Level 12 day Itinerary for Turkey; Mountain Lovers and Photographer
  12. 12 Is Naxos worthwhile if not planning to spend time on the beach?
  13. 13 We Need a Pact
  14. 14 Flying into Barcelona and have 5 days to go where?
  15. 15 Greece- general questions and itinerary
  16. 16 GENEVE,MONTREUX,INTERLAKEN and LUZERN or Weggis?
  17. 17 Tipping in Greece
  18. 18 Aberdeen Angus steakhouse
  19. 19 Honeymooning in Europe
  20. 20 Southern France
  21. 21 Germany A'dam Belgium Itinerary Help
  22. 22 Malmaison - how to get there from Paris
  23. 23 Spain tips beyond safety
  24. 24 Small group for Colosseum
  25. 25 American electrical gadgets
View next 25 » Back to the top