Piedmont Region


The region can be easily reached by all kinds of transportation, air, rail, car. Beeing the northwestern most region of the country and sharing the borders with France and Switzerland this area are has an excellent network of “autostrade” (road-tool highways) and an airport with flights to/from all major European gateways. Turin, the region capital, was the hosted city of the Winter Olympics 2006 its an elegant town with wonderful shop and very private. Its Piazza Vittorio is one of the largest and most beautiful piazzas in the world.

The region of Piedmont provides an unforgettable experience for both wine lovers and for first time visitors to Italy. It offers a chance to taste incomparable wines, visit ancient castles and quaint villages and travel through some of the most beautiful wine country in the world.

You will discover Piedmont’s ancient traditions in a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. You will be traveling along the Wine route across the oenological heart of the regio where more than 42 different DOC and DOCG wines are produced in the areas of LANGHE, ROERO and MONFERRATO areas. The region of Piedmont offers an attractive blend of history, art and culture. Its wine tradition, the presence of nine regional wine cellars and innumerable wine shops can satisfy even the most demanding connoisseur with its excellent BAROLO, BARBARESCO, NEBBIOLO and DOLCETTO, wines.
Its gastronomical traditions, deeply rooted in the past, play an important role in the everyday life of Piedmont. The world-known Tartufo d’Alba (white truffle) is the king of the table. It can be savored with local dishes such as: Agnolotti, Tajarin or Risotto. A wide variety of mushrooms, delicious cheeses and cured pork meats are always present on Piedmont’s tables.nJoin us to taste these delicacies.

My favorite place in Piedmont is the Hotel Villa San Carlo in Cortemilia, a lovely wine town in the Monferrato district. Just as reminder, Monferrato is the Barbaresco wine area, not far from Alba, a truffle town and Barolo that it doesn’t need to be explained what it is.
Our friend Carlo Zarri professional chef and sommelier is the owner manager of the Hotel Villa San Carlo. He was executive chef of the Italian Ski Team at the Winter Olympics in Utah and with the Italian Soccer Team that won the world championship in Germany in 2006.
Turin, the region capital, offers great accommodations in several good hotels but the best of the gastronomy and hospitality in Piedmont is found in small quaint “Agriturismo” and country inns.
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