Turin & Piedmont
Piedmont sits at the foot of the Alps bordering France and Switzerland. Its elegant capital Turin offers abundant baroque architecture, high quality shops and interesting museums. The Automobile Museum is devoted to Turin’s main industry, while the Egyptian Museum displays significant archaeological and anthropological collections.
The region is justly known for its wines, which include some of the best produced from Italy such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto and Moscato D'Asti. Its local cuisine is also famous and the precious white truffles of this region have been compared to gold because of their cost and delicacy.
When to visit
Piedmont’s ‘busiest’ time of year for tourism is the Autumn (September – November) when the famous white truffle is harvested in September/October, in anticipation of the annual International White Truffle Market a foodie festival which takes places from mid-October until mid-November in the medieval town of Alba. This is one of the most popular times to visit Piedmont, so we would advise planning in advance if you’re set on getting your hands on this ‘white gold’.
In addition to the white truffle harvest, the Langhe landscape is transformed into a warm patchwork of oranges, browns and reds.
Spring in Piedmont is lovely, fewer crowds and the landscape is just coming into bloom! The countryside is rife with beauty at this time of year and the temperatures should start creeping up into the early twenties. Lovely time to visit a quieter vineyard, which will have just re-opened after their winter block out period. For sportier types, the spring weather is ideal for cycling, hiking or exploring, as you will enjoy crisp, bright and mild days – also perfect for sightseeing.
The summer months are undoubtedly one of the best times to visit Piedmont for the wetaher. The weather is at its warmest and sunshine should be on the cards, making it an ideal time to visit for some wine and relaxation. Life in Piedmont turns pretty quiet during the month of August, which is when the majority of locals escape to the coast for their summer holidays.
Some popular Turin & Piedmont Packages
Bespoke Small Groups of 12-16 guests means bigger experiences. Savour the finest sights and delights of Northern Italy with this 9-day sensory adventure featuring the vineyard covered landscape of Piedmont. Visit the rice-producing area of Vercelli, Bra - the birthplace of Slow Food Movement, the impeccable vineyards of Langhe-Roero & Monferrato Area, and the regal city of Turin, Italy’s first capital city.
If you are looking for the perfect itinerary through Campania region and its famous Amalfi Coast, look no more - this itinerary has been built and designed to include the very best of this area!
Explore two of the most charming, romantic and cultural cities of the Italian Penisula : Rome and Venice!
Experience a multitude of emotions in a region of overwhelming beauty, surrounded by nature and full of history; enjoy the pleasant countryside and imposing castles, including noble palaces and ancient cathedrals, olive groves, old stone “Trulli” and white baroque buildings, stunning caves and historic Masserie farmhouses.
A unique itinerary, bringing you right in the heart of the beautiful city of Turin and deep into the famous Langhe region, famous for its wines and truffles.
Discover Genoa, a medieval city in the heart of Liguria and Cinque Terre, Italy’s most idyllic seaside cluster of villages. The national park encompasses about 11 miles of the rocky coastline from north to south: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.
Bologna, often considered the "food capital" of Italy, is a wonderful and vibrant city which will astound you not only due to its amazing food, but also for its incredible historical heritage.