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Piedmont is in the north-west of Italy and borders Switzerland and France. True to the meaning of its name (foot of the mountain), Piedmont is a land of mountains. It is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, with the highest peaks and largest glaciers in Italy. The Alps form the background for sweeping, picturesque valleys like Val di Susa, Valsesia and Val d’Ossola. The landscapes of the Langhe and Monferrato are hilly and beautiful, representing a succession of cultivated hills and vineyards that are dotted with small towns and castles.
How can you get to Piedmont?
Getting to Piedmont from the rest of Italy is rather simple, as long as you are willing to rent a car; besides, half of the fun is driving around the winding hills as you bounce from winery to winery, making new discoveries along the way. We also recommend taking the train, to Turin, the largest city in Piedmont and easily accessible from Italy’s other main cities. There are also bus options and easy access to cabs, in order to see the villages. Drivers and guide services are an option for travelers who don’t want to drive themselves when getting around Barolo and Barbaresco. It is a good idea given the windy, hilly country roads – and GPS isn’t always accurate.
Wondering when is the best time to visit Piedmont?
Average temperatures in Northern Piedmont vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 30th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. The warmest time of the year is generally early August, where highs are regularly around 24-27°C (75.2-80.6°F), with temperatures rarely dropping below 20°C (68°F) at night. If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Northern Piedmont are February, January, and then March. When can you find snow in Northern Piedmont? Weather stations report far greater snow than most winter tourist destinations throughout most of the year, likely to be deepest around January, especially close to late January and early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Northern Piedmont is often around October 8th, when fresh powder is deepest.
Where can you stay in Piedmont?
Italian Breaks offers you a variety of beautiful and enchanting places where you can stay, in order to explore the best of what Piedmont has to offer to you.
The accommodation options are well designed so that to offer you a very pleasant and unforgettable holiday. The villas for rent are well situated so you can admire the best of what this island has to offer. From villas for two, or villas for couples, to villas near the beach or family villas, you will get the chance to choose what suits you best. You also have the possibility to rent luxury villas or villas with a private pool, for stunning photos and unforgettable memories.
EVENTS IN PIEDMONT
|Torino TEATRO REGIO||All seasons||Piazza Castello 215 – 10124 Torino||Tel. +39 011 8815241 or 8815242
Fax +39 011 8815214
|Asti PALIO – San Secondo||2nd May||Asti (Piedmont)||A 700 year old ceremony with procession in 13th century costume.|
|Nola FESTA del GIGLIO (The Lily Festival)||Sunday following June 22nd||Nola (Piedmont)||Allegorical towers are carried in a colorful procession costume.|