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Piedmont (Piemonte)

Piedmont is an Alpine region in Northern Italy hugging the borders of both France and Switzerland. The region is famous for many dishes and its coveted wine of Barolo. The region hosted the 2006 Olympic games. The capital, Turin, is a city full of Baroque architecture, with its iconic spire of Mole Antoniella, with the alps serving as a backdrop to the city. There is also a museum dedicated to Egyptian art and artifacts. Piedmont's industry revolves around tourism, wine, and the FIAT car company. 

Some of the places we will visit on this tour include Turin, Lake Maggiore & Lake Orta along with their lakeside villages, Gran Paradiso Park, Alba, Asti, Arona, and many more. 

The most famous wines of this region include the prized Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto, and Moscato d'Asti. 

The local delicacy is the white truffle.

Some dishes to try include: Bollito Misto, Fritto Misto Piemontese, and Bagna Cauda. 

Day trips to France and Switzerland will also be offered on selected tours.