Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta Travel Guide
Plan Your Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta Vacation
Northwest Italy's Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta regions come with a large dose of mountain splendor, bourgeois refinement, culinary achievement, and scenic beauty. Two of Europe's most famous peaks, Monte Bianco (aka Mont Blanc) and Monte Cervino (the Matterhorn), straddle Valle d'Aosta's borders with France and Switzerland, and the region draws skiers and hikers from all over. You can ascend the mountains by cable car, or, if you're an experienced climber, make a go of it with professional guides. For the less actively inclined, a visit to the mountain museum in Bard might well do the trick.
High standards and opulence are characteristic of Turin's better hotels, and the same is true at the top mountain resorts.... read more
In the region’s restaurants you’ll taste a mountain-city contrast: the hearty peasant cooking served in tiny stone... read more
Things To Do in Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Sacra di San Michele: Explore one of the country's most spectacularly situated religious monuments. Castello Fénis: This... Read more
In Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta you can find rustic specialties from farmhouse hearths, fine cuisine with a French accent, and everything in... Read more
Ancient history. Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta were originally inhabited by Celtic tribes, who over time were absorbed by the... Read more
Skiing is the major sport in both Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta. Excellent facilities abound at resort towns such as Courmayeur and... Read more
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