Piemonte means “at the foot of the mountains”.
Piemonte is the second largest region in Italy and is probably best known for the production of its fantastic wine and food. For that reason the region is often called the larder of Europe. Piemonte is still undiscovered by the mass tourism, contrary to many of the other Italian regions, and this creates a fantastic authentic feeling. You will meet winegrowers and small local restaurants in brotherly harmony. The climate is mild and generally very much like the Mediterranean. The winters are short and the temperature rarely drops below the freezing point. Spring and autumn are long and mild, while the summer is dry and warm. The charm of the region is primarily due to the beautiful mountains, the small unspoiled mountain villages, and last but not least the fertile vineyards and orchards.
MONFERRATO & LANGHE
You can find the gentle hills of Monferrato and Langhe in the north-western corner of Italy, between the Alps and the Riviera, in the area of Piemonte that lies south of the river Po It is largely.
LANDSCAPE, CLIMATE AND PEOPLE
The Monferrato, and Langhe to the south of it, occupy foothills branching off the Ligurian Appennines across the Casale area to the Po valley in a variety of geographical contours and landscapes.
WINE & FOOD
Piemonte sounds seductive, like its truffles and chocolate cherry pralines – but who really knows Piemonte?
Coming from northern Europe by car, travellers to Tuscany and Umbria usually bypass Piemonte at its most north-western corner, and never come into contact with Italy’s most diverse and productive province.
Eating out in Piemonte is one of the finest of pleasures. Food-lovers from Milan and Turin flock south every weekend to visit their favourite restaurants – for Saturday evening or Sunday lunchtime, therefore, it’s usually a good idea to book a table.