Top 10 Things to do in Piedmont, Italy

March 29, 2018 Tambra Mccollister

Piedmont (/ˈpiːdmɒnt/ PEED-mont; Italian: Piemonte, pronounced [pjeˈmonte]; Piedmontese, Occitan and Arpitan: Piemont; French: Piémont) is a region in northwest Italy, one of the 20 regions of the country. 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. It has an area of 25,402 square kilometres (9,808 sq mi) and a population of 4,396,293 as of 31 July 2016. The capital of Piedmont is Turin.

1. Egyptian Museum of Turin

Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6 | Aperto Anche il Lunedi Mattina, 10123 Turin, Italy 39 11 561 7776
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Egyptian Museum of Turin

The Museo delle Antichità Egizie is the only museum other than the Cairo Museum that is dedicated solely to Egyptian art and culture. Many international scholars, since the decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphs Jean-François Champollion, who came to Turin in 1824, spend much time pouring over the collections. It was Champollion who famously wrote, “The road to Memphis and Thebes passes through Turin”.The collections that make up today’s Museum, were enlarged by the excavations conducted in Egypt by the Museum’s archaeological Mission between 1900 and 1935 (a period when finds were divided between the excavators and Egypt).The Egyptian Museum in Turin has begun 2009 an important project which wants to widen spaces in order to enhance the collections through modern museographical and museological criteria. The Museum will be open all over the period of restoration and the New Egyptian Museum inauguration is scheduled for the year 2015.

Reviewed By saona4me - cambs

A place well worth visiting. It doesn’t top the museum in Cairo but it’s definitely good, slightly confusing how it’s laid out. Spotlessly clean. The artefacts couldn’t have been presented any better than they were. Definitely glad I went.We thank you for your visit and your review!

2. Museo Nazionale del Cinema

Via Montebello 20, 10124 Turin, Italy +39 011 813 8560
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Museo Nazionale del Cinema

The Museum is one of the most important of its kind in the world thanks to it vast collection and the many different scientific and educational activities it carries out. But what makes it truly unique is its special exhibit setup. The museum is located inside the Mole Antonelliana, a bizarre and fascinating monument which is the symbol of the City of Torino. And the various areas inside the Mole Antonelliana were the starting point for the Swiss set designer François Confino who, with talent and imagination, multiplied the museum's itineraries. He created a spectacular presentation that offers visitors continuous and unexpected visual and acoustic stimuli, just like when we watch a film that involves and moves us.

Reviewed By LepoLepoLepo - Pisa, Italy

This museum offers really a lot. That's why I found it confusing. The pre-history and history of cinema, theatrical posters of famous movies, plus a wide array of weird stuff: exhibition areas dedicated to the great genres of the history of cinema. An exhibition area dedicated to the different components and phases of the film industry: production studies, directing, screenplay, actors and the star system, stage costumes, set design, storyboards. Many areas are interactive.

Via Nicolini Alto 12, 12050 Barbaresco, Italy +39 0173 638220
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5 based on 90 reviews

Montaribaldi

Tradition and innovation. This is the oxymoron on which the Montaribaldi company grounds its great success. Founded in 1968 in the very heart of Barbaresco by Giuseppe Talliano and his wife, it was then taken over in 1994 by their sons Luciano and Roberto. Now the whole family is running it, brewing with passion the best quality wines while always respecting the oldest traditions.As matter of fact, in the last few years, the company has decided to bet on innovation without changing its best traditions. It is exactly that which makes the company able to continuously improve the quality of their wines, while always promoting their land. Such careful management, along with the favorable climate conditions, the richness of its soil, the implementation of new biodynamic techniques, the accurate selection of wines and the careful vinification let Montaribaldi obtain a wide range of excellent, unique wines which are appreciated all over the world and which have become a clear example of the “glocal” philosophy.

Reviewed By Darmst - Atlanta, Georgia

Visited this winery and received a tour of the facility and had a incredible wine tasting of many of their wines. Antonella, our host was exceptional!! She enlightened us with thorough information on the Piedmont wine region, their wines and the various grape varietals! This is one of the best wine tastings my husband and I have ever experienced!! (and we've visited many wineries around the world). An absolute must do when visiting this area!

4. Langhe landscapes UNESCO

Via Vernazza 6, 12051, Alba, Italy
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5 based on 128 reviews

Langhe landscapes UNESCO

Reviewed By NswAustraliaDidi - NSW Australia

The Langhe landscapes are just amazing, we spent four days exploring the area so much to see. We had planned 3 drives, 1)being the Wine Road, another to Barbaresco, Nieve, Canelli and Mango 3)Cocconato, Moncalvo, Castagnole Monferrato and Nizza Monferrato. We turned off tolls etc and easily navigated our way along the country roads stopping often to take photos.

5. Museo del Grande Torino e della Leggenda Granata

Via G. b. de la Salle 87, 10095, Grugliasco, Italy +39 333 985 9488
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5 based on 113 reviews

Museo del Grande Torino e della Leggenda Granata

The Museo del Grande Torino e della Leggenda Granata is located in Via G.B. La Salle 87 at Grugliasco (TO) and is open on Saturdays from 14 to 19 and Sundays from 10 to 19 (last admission both days at 17.30) . After 10 years spent in two rooms in the cloister of the Basilica of Superga, the Museum moved to Grugliasco in 2008 in the premises of the beautiful 17th century villa Claretta-Assandri where it can take advantage of about 650 square meters available so as to show our visitors many relics of the history of Torino FC from 1906 to today. Among these, we can enumerate the Balilla car belonged to Gigi Meroni, a part of the wooden grandstand of the stadium Filadelfia, the horn used by the "Trumpeter of Filadelfia" to boost the players of the Grande Torino, the cassette of the masseur with inners still intact despite the tremendous impact as well as a wheel and a propeller of the aircraft of Superga. To give you an idea of ​​the richness of our museum collection, there are on display original documents from 1906 to today, original photos of players and managers from 1912 to today, original sweaters and suits of Torino FC and Italian National Team from 1927 to today, original shoes and balls from the 50s to today, as well as hundreds of personal belongings owned by the players. The tours are all guided by our volunteers who will narrate you the story of a big club often related to the historical events of our country.

Reviewed By Kieronm44 - Dublin, Ireland

We visited this museum as a prearranged group visit whilst visiting Torino FC. It was really interesting to hear about the start of Torino FC and all the history that surrounds it right up to the present day. The museum was very well layed out and displayed all the history and information very well.
Until we visited here I never knew there was so much history surrounding this club, and it was explained very well by our guide. All the work and people involved do it voulintarily which is a great thing and they are people who really care about this museum.
This is really worth a visit if you get the time.

6. Cantina Francesco Borgogno

Via Crosia 29, 12060 Barolo, Italy +39 0173 56178
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5 based on 110 reviews

Cantina Francesco Borgogno

In a location eloquently symbolic of Barolo, right at the interface between Barolo’s historic Cannubi hill and La Morra’s Brunate, born our winery founded in the early 1930s that is the classic family-run wine estate.We own approx 5 hectars of land and we produce every year 25.000 bottles of wine always using classical method with ageing in big wood barrels without use of barriques.

Reviewed By Tailanim - Milano Marittima, Italy

We have visited this amazing place five times during the last 3 years. Our experiance has always been very positive. The wines are of the highest quality, second only to the kindness if the Borgogno family managing this place. The tour in the cantina is...MoreThanks..... see you soon!!! It's always a pleasure to drink a glass of wine with you!!

7. Abbazia di Santa Maria di Vezzolano

Piazza Abbazia Vezzolano, 14020 Albugnano, Italy +39 011 992 0607
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5 based on 340 reviews

Abbazia di Santa Maria di Vezzolano

Reviewed By NicoG85 - Reichertshausen, Germany

A great place with surprising details of roman/gothic architecture. Has been renovated not too long ago to restore some of the old wall paintings. If you happen to get offered a guide through the abbey, I highly recommend to take it. We had a female guide and she was extremely knowledgeable, very passionate to share all the "secrets" of this little gem, and more than eager to answer any questions. You learn not only about the abbey itself but a lot about the history of arts in Piemonte.

8. Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie

Piazza Gaudenzio Ferrari 6, 13019 Varallo, Italy +39 0163 51112
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5 based on 109 reviews

Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie

Reviewed By Epicureanist - Novara, Italy

Wonderful paintings, great history. Handy for the cable car to the Sacro Monte, several nearby restaurants offer a good choice of food.

9. Lago Maggiore

Verbania, Italy
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4.5 based on 764 reviews

Lago Maggiore

The perfect region for your holidays between mountain and lake. Trips, congresses, families, small and big events, culture, outdoor excursions, fun and relaxation in Lago Maggiore, Orta Lake and surroundings.

Reviewed By Trevor S - Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom

Maggiore is 70 miles long apparently but we stayed near Pallanza for the week. Plenty to do and see travelling by regular Ferries from the town centre. Beautiful scenery, interesting Islands ro visit.

10. Colle dell'Agnello

Sp 251, Pontechianale, Italy +39 328 018 1012
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5 based on 161 reviews

Colle dell'Agnello

Reviewed By Tim D - Geneva, Switzerland

We rode to the top of this col from the French side. It's a long climb but well graded. The valley is beautiful and at the top one really feels at a border. The view on Monte Viso is an added bonus. Maybe less well known that the Iseran, Galibier, etc. and it is harder to fit into an alpine traverse (we did an out-and-back from France) but it really is a MUST DO.

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