Piedmont is a region in northwest Italy. It borders the Liguria region to the south, the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna regions to the east and the Aosta Valley region to the northwest; it also borders France to the west and Switzerland to the northeast.The capital of Piedmont is Turin.
Discover Piedmont by E-bike or Vespa. Or would you prefer to go hiking or horse back riding? You can also find golf courses and canoeing possibilities in the vicinity.
Piedmont is the cradle of the slow food movement. You will find many great places that serve typical Piedmontese food. And of course the whole area is bursting with wine cellars waiting to be visited.
An exciting and fun way to discover the region is by renting a Vespa or an
E-bike! Whether you follow a route (that comes with renting) or book a tour with the guide it is a unique way to experience the versatile landscape of this area and visit a local winery on the way! Soft rolling hills, plentiful vineyards, raw stoney areas – we definitely recommend this option!
Do you prefer hiking? We recommend the “Cinque Torre” hike which is organised every year on Mother’s Day but can also be done by oneself. The tour is either 18 km or 30 km and (the organised version) ends with a great lunch in a castle.The area is also fabulous for playing golf, going horse back riding, canoeing and swimming – either in the public swimming pool of Acqui Terme (3rd largest pool of Italy) or in the river.
The incredible slow food movement originates in the City of Bra. The whole of Piedmont is famous for its unique cuisine. Whether you prefer a pizza with a glas of Dolcetto or something more exclusive – you will find ample options in the area! We will gladly help you choose a restaurant or agriturisimo in order to enjoy the typical food of this region.
There are plenty of markets in the vicinity. Acqui Terme has an extensive local market every Tuesday and Friday, that covers the whole town with more than 100 stands.
The antique markets are also very much worth while. You will find them amongst others in Bistagno, Asti, Nizza Monferrato and Acqui Terme. We will gladly inform you about the dates.
Besides markets the Italians love festivals. Whether it be a festival of strawberries, truffles, hazelnuts, beer, chocolate or flowers – everything is celebrated extensively. The “festa della feste” (the festival of the festivals) says it all!
Visiting Genova, Torino or Milano is a must for City lovers.
Genova (80 km) is unique harbour city with quaint little alleys and a breathtaking view from the top.
Torino (120 km) is a very elegant city with spacious arcades and great museums.
A bit further (150 km) the shopaholics can enjoy Milano, or the city’s many cultural offerings, a fascinating history and an impressive Duomo next to the incredible shopping Galleria.
Acqui Terme (10 minute drive) also has a lot to offer. We will gladly inform you on things to do or otherwise a visit to the tourist information is always useful.