THINGS TO DO, PLACES TO DISCOVER
Wander among the historic castles and meander through century-old villages, while the Mangialonga hike takes you through the vineyards of La Morra, the region’s highest point, for panoramic views over the Langhe, and with plenty of food and wine tasting along the way.
The main town is a must-visit for its exceptional restaurants, great shopping, and the annual truffle and wine festivals. At the local market, sample the protected Piedmont hazelnut, one of the world’s finest varieties, cultivated here and used to make delicious sweets.
The picturesque hill-top village offers stunning views of the Langhe region. Surrounded by vineyards, it is the perfect spot to discover the region’s wines and take part in the seasonal white truffle hunt.
The postcard village is home to the Enoteca Regionale del Barolo, run by Barolo’s wine-growing community, and is an excellent base for sampling the region’s wines. Whilst there, be sure to visit the cool and quirky Corkscrew and WiMu wine museums.
A beautiful town with alpine views and fresh air, Cuneo has excellent slow-food restaurants, and is home to the Cuneesi al Rhum, and the large, rum-laced pralines.
Known for starting the slow food movement and internationally recognized cheese festival, Bra is home to some of the best Baroque style architecture in Piedmont.
Italy’s first capital is a Mecca for food, with the Salone del Gusto running the celebrated annual Slow Food festival. The Turinese are famous for their sweet tooth so be sure to try the local bicerin and cioccolato. Meanwhile, visit the Fiat Factory rooftop racetrack, where the Lingotto racetrack (immortalized in the Mini race scene in the 1969 “The Italian Job”) is now Europe’s highest rooftop public garden replete with La Pista 500 electric car track.