Piemonte tourism: journey between plains and mountains regional
Guide Piemonte, geography and territory of this region of northern Italy, the discovery of the tourist routes through beautiful landscapes.
Piemonte in brief
Piemonte is a region of north-western borders with Switzerland, France, Val d’Aosta, Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Liguria. Its provinces are Torino, Alessandria, Asti, Cuneo, Novara, Turin, Vercelli, Biella and Verbano-Cusio-Ossola.
In the territory of Piemonte, the western-wing of the Alps, divided into the Maritime, Cozie, Graie and Pennine, form an impressive arc dominated by majestic mountains with peaks over 3000 and 4000 meters above sea level.
Being absent the foothills of the Alps, the plain, which opens in a semicircle to the east, is a short distance from the base of this mighty natural barrier.
The said flat area also contains the hill region of Piemonte, characterized by the regions historic natural Langhe, Monferrato and Roero, while a stretch of the Apennines stands south to the border with Liguria.
Piemonte gives rise to greater Italian river, the Po, which arises from the northeastern flank of Monte Viso. The mountainous part of the region allows many hikes, ranging from easy walks in the foothills, to challenging hikes in the Alps, where there are also important centers for winter sports.
From the artistic point of view Piemonte offers, in addition to the wonderful city of Turin and its surroundings, interesting routes, crossing the region, leading to Cuneo, Asti, Alessandria. Very beautiful landscapes of Monferrato and Langhe, boasting beautiful towns such as Alba, in the Langhe and Monferrato Acqui Terme in the high.