Visit Piedmont: tourism and highlights

Here you can find many of our favourite places throughout Piedmont with full reviews on Italy This Way...


photo of Alba

The historic centre of Alba has several medieval towers and monuments of interest [...]

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Arona (Novara Province)

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Arona is a much-visited resort on the south-west shore of Lake Maggiore in the Piedmont region [...]

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photo of Avigliana

Highlights in Avigliana include the Egyptian museum and the nearby Abbey Sacra di San Michelle [...]

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Borromean islands (Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province)

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The Borromean Islands, in the centre of Lake Maggiore, feature lovely villas and gardens and are a highlight of a visit to Maggiore [...]

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Bossea Caves

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The caves at Bossea are quite extensive and even include an underground river! [...]

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Cannero Riviera (Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province)

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Cannero Riviera is a small resort with a pretty promenade and harbour on Lake Maggiore [...]

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Cannobio (Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province)

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In Cannobio, on the shores of Lake Maggiore, you can enjoy the lakeside promenade and beach, and a scenic historic old town [...]

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Casale Monferrato

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The fortress and cathedral are the principal highlights in the historic centre of Casale Monferrato [...]

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photo of Cuneo

Cuneo is a pleasant mountain town often used as a base for exploring the surrounding forested river valleys [...]

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photo of Domodossola

Explore the town of Domodossola or use it as a base for taking the scenic railway to Locarno [...]

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Isola Bella

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Isola Bella, one of the Borromean islands in Lake Maggiore, is best known for its extraordinary Palazzo Borromeo and gardens [...]

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Isola dei Pescatori

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The Isola dei Pescatori is one of the Borromean Islands of Lake Maggiore, and has a traditional fishing village to explore [...]

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Isola Madre

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Isola Madre, one of the Borromean islands of Lake Maggiore, has a villa and extensive English style gardens to explore [...]

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photo of Ivrea

Ivrea has much to discover including the cathedral and some ancient Roman ruins [...]

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Lake Orta

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Lake Orta with the island of Isola San Giulio and village of Orta San giulio together make a very picturesque small lake [...]

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photo of Mondovi

On the southern edge of the mountains in Piedmont, Mondovi has lovely views and several interesting churches [...]

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photo of Novara

The basilica and the ancient baptistry are among the highlights in the historic old town of Novara [...]

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Orta San Giulio (Novara Province)

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The village of Orta San Giulio is a beautiful village on the east shores of Lake Orta [...]

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Parco Pallavicino

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Parco Pallavicino is a park with a villa and zoo on the edge of Stresa and on the shore of Lake maggiore [...]

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photo of Pinerolo

The cathedral is just one of the places of interest in Pinerolo near Turin [...]

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Sacro Monte di Oropa

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The Sanctuary of Oropa is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Italy [...]

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photo of Saluzzo

Saluzzo has an extensive historic centre which is very interesting to explore [...]

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Staffarda Abbey

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The Staffarda Abbey, founded in the 12th century, is one of the most complete monastic complexes in Italy [...]

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Stresa (Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province)

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Stresa, on the western side of Lake Maggiore, is the main resort for visitors to the lake [...]

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photo of Stupinigi

Built as a hunting lodge, the 18th century Stupinigi Palace is a very extensive palace and gardens [...]

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photo of Superga

The Basilica of Superga is an imposing baroque style basilica with far reaching views across Turin [...]

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photo of Susa

Susa is visited for the ancient Roman monuments and for the proximity to very lovely mountain scenery [...]

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photo of Turin

Turin is one of the most visited and most interesting cities in northern Italy with many notable monuments [...]

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photo of Varallo

Varallo is visited for the Sacro Monte di Varallo basilica and extensive series of chapels [...]

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Verbania (Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province)

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Verbania, on the Borromean Gulf of Lake Maggiore, is famous for the botanical gardens of Villa Taranto [...]

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