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Turin, the regional capital of Piedmont, is reputed to be a magical city. And it can only be by magic that a city, considered to be the capital of Italian heavy industry (FIAT, one of the biggest automobile producers in the world, is based here), is also one of the main tourist attractions of Italy.
Of course, there are good reasons for this. In the cathedral of Turin is kept the Holy Shroud, the ancient linen winding-sheet in which, according to the tradition, the body of Christ was wrapped after his crucifixion. At Turin there is also the Egyptian Museum, which contains an extraordinary collection of art from Ancient Egypt, and the Sabauda Gallery, full of masterpieces by great European artists.
Finally, at Turin there are some great monumental testimonies to the important role played by Piedmont in modern Italian history, as the seat of the House of Savoy (the reigning dynasty of Italy until 1946) and the first capital of the Kingdom of Italy: the Royal Palace, Palazzo Madama, the Mole Antonelliana, and the Royal Villa at Stupinigi.
The natural landscape is splendid and varied: mountains, valleys, hills (the Langhe are famous as the setting for many stories by Cesare Pavese and Beppe Fenoglio, famous writers from Piedmont), lakes (Maggiore, with Stresa, d’Orta, di Viverone), and the Valgrande National Park.
Alessandria: its province and its truffles itinerary
Alessandria food and wines
Asti, its province and its truffles itinerary
Asti cultural events
Asti Palio and Wine
Asti food and wines
From Cuneo to Mondovi, city of art and antique flavors
From Mondovi to the Valli Monregalesi.
Discovering Alta Val Tanaro
Langhe and Roero itinerary
The nebbiolo region
Piedmont wine trails
Wines in Piedmont
Piedmont where eating
Biking and walking in Piedmont
A recommended gastronomic visit!
Lake Maggiore – Lake Orta:
Arona, Rocca di Angera on Lake Maggiore
Stresa and the Isole Borromee (Borromee Islands)
Stresa and the Isole Borromee by boat
Stresa’s Villa Taranto
Stresa – Locarno, a boat trip
Mottarone on Lake Maggiore
Lake Maggiore, Arona to Stresa
Piazza San Carlo Turin
Photos by Torino Convention Bureau