Piedmont holidays

Travel to Italy's Modern Business Hub with a Piedmont Holiday

Piedmont in the northern area of Italy is a modern business region boasting a population of about 4.4 million. The name Piedmont comes from medieval Latin Pedemontium, meaning "at the foot of the mountains" - a nod to Piedmont's position close to the Alps. Bordering Monviso (Mont Vis), where the river Po rises, and Monte Rosa, a Piedmont holiday is a wonderful choice for a ski trip in Italy. The region also borders France, Switzerland and the Italian regions of Lombardy, Liguria, Aosta Valley and for a very small fragment with Emilia Romagna, making a Piedmont holiday ideal for a diverse Italy multi centre vacation. Piedmont's countryside is very varied, making it ideal for those that enjoy nature. One side passes from the rugged peaks of the massifs of Monte Rosa and of Gran Paradiso (a national park). Another stretches through the rice paddies of the Vercellese and Novarese, while gentle hillsides of the Langhe and of Montferrat provide wondeful vistas for you to enjoy on a Piedmont holiday.

The capital of Piedmont is Turin. The city is a flourishing, industrious and cosmopolitan European city, which enjoys many architectural developments. The city has a rich culture and history, and is known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches, palaces, opera houses, piazzas, parks, theatres, libraries and museums. It is the ideal destination for a Piedmont holiday if you want to explore the modern face of Italian culture.