Piedmont places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Piedmont region. See also our Piedmont travel guide.

photo of Alba


The historic centre of Alba has several medieval towers and monuments of interest
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photo of Arona


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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photo of Borromean islands

Borromean islands

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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photo of Bossea Caves

Bossea Caves

The caves at Bossea are quite extensive and even include an underground river!
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photo of Cannero Riviera

Cannero Riviera

Cannero Riviera is a small resort with a pretty promenade and harbour on Lake Maggiore
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photo of Cannobio


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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photo of Casale Monferrato

Casale Monferrato

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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photo of Isola Bella

Isola Bella

Isola Bella, one of the Borromean islands in Lake Maggiore, is best known for its extraordinary Palazzo Borromeo and gardens
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photo of Isola dei Pescatori

Isola dei Pescatori

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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photo of Isola Madre

Isola Madre

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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photo of Lake Orta

Lake Orta

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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photo of Orta San Giulio

Orta San Giulio

The village of Orta San Giulio is a beautiful village on the east shores of Lake Orta
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photo of Parco Pallavicino

Parco Pallavicino

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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photo of Sacro Monte di Oropa

Sacro Monte di Oropa

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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photo of Staffarda Abbey

Staffarda Abbey

The Staffarda Abbey, founded in the 12th century, is one of the most complete monastic complexes in Italy
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photo of Stresa


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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photo of Verbania


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