Piemonte Things to Do

  • free roaming wildlife on Isola Madre
    free roaming wildlife on Isola Madre
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  • Lake Maggiore from the Mottarone
    Lake Maggiore from the Mottarone
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Piemonte Things to Do

  • Museums (Egyptian, Cinema...)

    Torino Things to Do

    The first archeological expeditions under the Kingdom of Savoy prompted the dedication of an area inside the university building, the "Accademia delle Scienze", where artifacts were collected and stored. Most of these were acquired from the French consul in Cairo. Later transformed into the Egyptian Museum, the extraordinary importance of the...

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  • Alba International White Truffle Fair

    Alba Things to Do

    My husband and his partner were away in Turin and we, not to get bored at the hotel, booked a full day tour in Langhe wine country. Will never forget such fashinating villages and castles of Grinzane where we tasted Barolo and Barbaresco wines. But the highlight of our trip was truffle search in the afternoon with a experienced old guy, local...

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  • Royal residences

    Torino Things to Do

    It was the House of Savoy Royal Palace of and is located in the Castillo square at the center of Turin The facade of the palace is sober, but the interior is decorated very luxurious and s well preserved . It had the participation of the most famous names of the time Vases, tapestries, ornaments ... make it worth visiting The scissors ladder...

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  • Mole Antonelliana

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    Torino Things to Do

    La mole Antoniellana es uno de los edificios más emblemáticos de Turín , que curiosamente no se ve hasta que casi te topas con él El diseño original era una sinagoga judía , pero después de diversos cambios de uso de momento ha acabado siendo el Museo Nacional del Cine En el centro hay un ascensor que sube los los 167 m del edificio hasta una...

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  • Architecture (Neo Classic and Baroque)

    Torino Things to Do

    You will find this charming galleria under the arches of Piazza Castello. The glass roof was remained as originally when it was built.. fine restaurants and cafeterias in it.. it was nice to walk around... even when it's raining.. :)

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  • Porta Palazzo and Balon: street markets

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    Torino Things to Do

    Porta Palazzo is one of the antique Roman gates entering the town. The real name is Porta Palatina. There are still some remains of the Roman walls, a statue of Emperor Augustus and the remains of the Roman theatre next to the Cathedral where the Holy Shroud is. In the area is located the Porta Palazzo Market, very crowded all the days, Saturdays...

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  • Valentino's and other Parks

    Torino Things to Do

    This is a must seen activities. It's great to walk through the whole village, which is terrific. You can take the chance to be involved in tours, if you ask. Or you can just walk around and think about yourself as a old knight, fiting for your woman. You can also drink or dining even, but it is not a cheap place.

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  • Superga

    Torino Things to Do

    Here are buried many members of the Family of the House of Savoy In a baroque chapel, very ornate and decorative elements a bit gloomy Aquí se encuentran enterrados muchos de los miembros de la Familia de la dasa de Saboya En una capilla barroca , muy recargada y con algunos elementos de decoración un poco tétricos

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  • Sacra Sindone (Holy Shroud)

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    Torino Things to Do

    BY SHROUD.ORG The blood man Shroud Turin type and the bloodstain discover on the shroud has been mystery ever since it was discovered. Many believers has defended that the cloth is not a forgery. They believe that the shroud dates from the time of Christ and it of miraculous origin . It is also claimed that the blood man Shroud Turin has an AB...

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  • Monte dei Cappuccini

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    Torino Things to Do

    It is well worth a walk to Monte dei Cappuccini, the hill on the other side of the Po (about 15 minutes by foot from the Gran Madre) where you can find the church of Santa Maria del Monte. Three the reasons to reach the Cappuccini: 1) the amazing view of the city 2) the Church 3) Museo Nazionale della Montagna.

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  • Miscellaneous

    Torino Things to Do

    This is a great idea. I've did it some time ago in Florence and it was funny and very interesting and I liked it very much. Now there are some short and long walks. For a total of almost 7 hours of audio guide totally free. Nicely there is also a map to follow the route and you can also see images on Ipod of the spots described. Download some...

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  • Olympics

    Torino Things to Do

    According to the italian newspapers there are yet available 2.500 on 16.000 rooms of the hotels. And 420.000 on the 1.000.000 tickets for the Olympic events (price from 20 euro for female hockey, to 850 euro for open ceremony or final of male hockey). on the website for the official (?) accomodation...

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  • Langhe and Roero

    UPDATE: As of Jun 22, 2014, the area has been inscripted in the UNESCO World Heritage List:"The Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato"Some 60 Km (40 mi) southeast of Turin lie the areas of Langhe and Roero, respectively south and north of the city of Alba.Not only this land is the production area of the most famous and...

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  • Hiking

    Formerly known as "Parco dell'Argentera" and later officially renamend Parco delle Alpi Marittime, this park is the largest in Piedmont, one among the largest in Italy and famous for being the favorite nature's spot of the Savoy Kings. And one among my favorite areas for hiking. Not extremely high in elevation, this area is relatively close to the...

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  • Toce Waterfall - Cascate del Toce

    Tucked in the northernmost portion of Piemonte, the Toce Waterfall is the second highest in Europe and one among the most dramatic. The Toce river carved the narrow "V" shaped Formazza Valley which shows off its dark granite substance to the visitor. Upstream from the waterfall, a dam collects the Toce waters for hydroelectric purposes in the...

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  • Fort of Exilles

    Around AD 1150 this magnificent fort was alreday in place, overlooking a narrow passage in the Susa Valley. This way of communication between present Italy and France has been used since prehistorical ages. Through the centuries this point was strategical for defense and for passage fees obligations to the ruling body. The territory was disputed,...

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  • Rock Climbing

    Piedmont has a consistent variety of routes ranging from bouldering to 8-class ratings, mostly granite or gneiss and well maintained.Visit herebelow link for info.

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  • Abbazia di Staffarda - St. Mary of...

    Founded around AD 1122, the architecture of this abbey is strange and fascinating.The structure is believed to be built over the ruins of a pre-celtic temple. In fact a strange and oddly menhir is still visible here.There are no two pieces alike in the whole complex. At first sight every feature looks the same, but detailed observation shows that...

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  • Hiking - Monviso area

    Monviso lies southwest of Turin and its unmistakable pyramid shape tops 3841 m a.s.l.The most convenient location to start hikes in this area is Pian del Re, at ax. 2000 m a.s.l. and source of the Po river, which can be reached from Crissolo.The narrow road from Crissolo to Pian del Re is at times closed to public traffic but serviced by small...

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  • Gran Paradiso National Park

    Its territory spreads over Piedmont and adjacent Aosta Valley and it was the first National Park established in Italy.Actually this area was regarded as a protected park even before the unification of Italy, as it was declared a natural reserve by King Vittorio Emanuele II to preserve the Steinbok (Ibex) from extinction. This elegant animal, kin to...

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  • Cycling - Various

    The varied territory of Piedmont offers options for cyclists at all levels. A variety of dedicated cycling paths, cycling trails and shared roads with minor traffic for totally flat rides, hilly ups-and-downs or some of the toughest, impossible climbs to be found in Italy.The type of bike would dictate the riding choices for some small roads have...

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  • Motorcycling - Valle di Viu' (Valli di...

    Valli di Lanzo is a three valleys area west of Turin. One of these valleys is Viu'. It takes some 60 Km from Turin to reach Malciaussia, at 1800 m asl the highest point up the valley seved by paved road, the last stretch of which is very narrow and steep vith gorgeous views. Here is a lake dammed for hydroelectric purposes. From this point a hiking...

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  • Skiing - Monviso area

    Torino hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics and this may ring a bell about winter sports in Piedmont. There are many ski resorts in this region, some of which are all but renowned. Rather than going to any of the "Via Lattea" slopes, I definitely prefer less crowded and intimate areas. One of these is Crissolo located in the upper Po Valley. Not a fancy...

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  • Via Ferrata

    Other than classic rock climbing routes, a good number of "Via Ferrata" can be found in Piedmont. This one is in Valle Stretta near Bardonecchia, Deborah and a friend displayed here, and a good one to be enjoyed in late winter as it faces south and probably too hot for summer months. Via ferratas are basically climbing routes with on-site permanent...

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  • Hit the white stuff

    Come to the region to ski/snowboard and enjoy the great views, under a blanket of snow the valleys look amazing.

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  • TRUFFLE SEASON !!!!

    On the Truffle Trail.... oink oinkEvery October you will be able to attend the ALBA TRUFFLE FESTIVAL If the thought of a truffle makes you shiver in anticipation, you should plan on coming to Italy in the fall: You'll find two kinds to choose from, black truffles, which are those available elsewhere, and white truffles, which are primarily limited...

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  • Mountain Trekking in Piedmont

    Piedmont has an extensive network of trails for all classes of hikes. So many. Some of these are perfect for day-hikes while others can be considered for long trekking projects. Opening detailed maps of Piedmont mountains to define a trekking route can be challenging due to the many possible options. For those wanting to experience long treks there...

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  • Rock Climbing - Boulders

    Boulders and routes on gneiss rock are available here. Routes are protected, just bring carabiners.The area is easily accessible and a good spot to be during cooler months, say avoid July and August as it's probably too warm."CAI" (Italian Alpine Club) organizes climbing lessons here and the area is at times crowded, you can tell by the number of...

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  • Parks of Piedmont

    If you love nature, well, Piedmont is a place for you. For its number and extesion of protected areas it way outnumbers any other region of Italy.Activities range from relaxing wildlife-watching to extreme adventures.This image highlights the protected areas.

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  • Lanzo Valleys

    The area is referred to as Valli di Lanzo, as three main valleys unfold from the town of Lanzo, northwest of Turin. Stop in Lanzo to visit the medieval romanic arch of Devil's Bridge (Ponte del Diavolo), built in late 1300.Another medieval bridge can be seen from the road going up Viu' Valley (see picture).Val Grande, Valle di Ala and Valle di Viu'...

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  • Lanzo

    This medieval town stands where the Lanzo Valleys open, a complex of three main valleys.Val Grande, Valle di Ala and Valle di Viu' are the closest and fastest mountain environments to be reached from Turin. Even a day-trip to these places is recommendable for short hikes, mountain bike trails or rock climbing.Several mountain huts (rifugi) are...

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  • Abbazia di Novalesa - Novalesa Abbey

    Founded in AD 726, this abbey is located on the ancient communication way between present-day Italy and France. It's one among the finest in Piedmont and incredibly rich with byzantine-age style fresco paintings dating back to the XIV century. Some of these did not undergo restoration as they still preserve their intact original bright colors, like...

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  • Sacra di S. Michele - St. Michael Abbey

    Built around AD 1000, this abbey is perched on a cliff in Susa Valley and visible from Turin.Open to visits for a little admission fee.Legend says that many centuries ago a girl chose to commit suicide rather than suffer from sexual assault by enemies. She threw herself down the cliff and miraculously survived. She believed she could later...

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  • Motorcycling - "Salt Route"

    Don't spoil our environment!Piedmont offers a good number of remote roads allowed to motor vehicles, but if you wish to take such a chance, please contact local authorities and make sure to avoid off-limits roads.Picture was taken on the "Via del Sale" (Salt Route) starting from Colle di Tenda near Limone Piemonte. This unpaved road runs along and...

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  • Ranverso...the Ospedaletto

    This building, called the Ospedaletto (small hospital) was used to recover those people suffering with circulation problems.The monks cured the people suffering with pork grease. That's why Saint Antony is painted with a pork at his feets.

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  • Ranverso...the Abbey

    The Via Francigena is a historical itinerary leading to Rome from Canterbury, a major route used by thousands of northern European pilgrims on their way to Rome. At the beginning of the 11th century mainly, a multitude of souls "looking for their Lost Heavenly Home" began to travel across Europe. This route bears witness to the importance of the...

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  • Hiking - Parco Alpi Matittime

    Early June is about the right time to start hiking in the Alpi Marittime park.No admission fees.Valscura Lakes round trip hike takes about 6 and a half hours. Accommodation and meals possible at mountain lodge "Rifugio Questa", elevation 2388 m asl.These three lakes were carved by glaciers. In case you wish to pitch your own tent for overnight...

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  • Maira Valley - Villar S. Costanzo

    Rain, wind and ages exposed the softer rock now in the shape of pillars that support boulders.These formations are named "Ciciu".Locater in Maira Valley, which entrance is south of Saluzzo and north of Cuneo, nearby the town of Dronero.

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  • Motorcycling - Colle di Sampeyre

    Piedmont has many valleys and some of these are the least visited. If you care for something off the beaten path try Colle di Sampeyre at 2284 m a.s.l.Narrow road and great views. Late May snow possible.Link with uphill graph:http://www.salitomania.it/sampeyre1_ita.htm

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  • Motorcycling - Colle del Nivolet

    This pass is inside Gran Paradiso National Park and marks the border between Piedmont and Aosta Valley regions.Ceresole Reale is a vacation resort and its dammed lake is much appreciated by windsurfers. Altitude here is 1500 m. A steep and narrow road is open between June 1st - October 31 and climbs up to Colle del Nivolet (from dialect it means...

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  • Hiking - Parco Alpi Matittime

    We encountered this male ibex (steinbok) on the trail near Laghi di Valscura at about 2700 m a.s.l.This trail is actually a road, closed to traffic, built by Italian Army mountain troops in early 1900 to access and guard the border with France. Remnants of a nearby barrack are still visible today.It may not be clearly visible in this picture, but...

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  • Antique Motorcycles Events

    From springtime through fall several antique motorcycles events are organized in this region. It's fun to see and hear the thump of nicely restored machines.I sometimes take part to these events displaying and riding a few bikes out of my personal collection.

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  • Hiking - Parco Alpi Matittime

    Hiking in this park gives a chance to see abundant wildlife and big mammals. This is a chamois, kin to goat. Marmot and ibex (steinbok) are also common.We experienced an ermine mother with cubs nearly toting on our feet. Wolf population is growing but we only saw it one time.Eagle, hawk and other birds of prey swirl through valleys, and at higher...

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  • Caving - Rio Martino

    !!! NOTE: Do not attempt to enter caves if you're not experienced, or if you're not guided by people of proven experience!!! Proper caving gear is absolutely necessary.Cell phones don't work in caves. When entering a cave, ALWAYS inform somebody about day and time of your adventure!!!Another chance in the Monviso area goes to caving enthusiasts.Rio...

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  • Hiking - Parco Alpi Matittime

    This bivouac is named Guiglia near Laghi di Fremamorta, a place of stunning beauty and silence. I slept here a few times as alone as a hermit.Free to all and handy for overnight stay, it's made of sheet metal and has 8 beds. Bring your own sleeping bag. Usual practice is to bring and leave something for next visitors, such as matches, candle or...

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