Piedmont - wine, truffles and bagna cauda
The name Piedmonte literally means “at the foot of the mountains”, which definitely gives something away about its location.
Bordering Switzerland on the north and France on the west, it is basically surrounded by the Alps and Apennines and thus boasts some excellent skiing resorts such as Sestriere, Bardonecchia and Limone Piemonte.
It is not too far fetched to say that the region is a paradise for lovers of good food, wine and culture - we strongly recommend trying the esteemed white truffles or the wonderful Barolo red wine.
The main city of Turin, though known as an industrial powerhouse, is also an important centre of Baroque art and boasts some world class museums.
If it is skiing and trekking that you are looking for then the smaller but magnificent Valle D’Astoa region, blanketed as it is by Europe’s highest peaks Monte Blanc and the Matterhorn - is an earthly paradise, a picture postcard concoction of valleys, castles and spectacular scenery.