The “foot of the mountain”, Piemonte of Italy, is a known spot for tourist. And as the name implies, this Italian region is surrounded by mountains. And with mountains that abounds the region, it is really a haven for thrill seekers and family adventures.
Piemonte has a very rich past, which results in a very rich culture. This is the reason that it is home to some of the most important buildings in history, which still stands today. Travelling through Piemonte will offer you the opportunity to travel in history. This region boasts numerous ancient abbeys, churches and the seven Sacri Monti, which were included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. This region is also home to the well-known 15 Residenze Reali or the Royal Residences. This place is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites as well and it symbolizes the highlight of art and culture in Piemonte. The region also has over 400 museums, which can give you a glimpse of how vast its culture is.
The region of Piemonte also let you enjoy 160,000 hectares of protected land. This vast amount of protected area can provide tourists with the opportunity to discover the unique countryside and habitats that can be found in Alpine hills. As a significant part of the region is composed of mountain chains, it is not a surprise that you can find internationally renowned ski resorts here. This same protected area of land is also home to two national parks, the Gran Paradiso and the Val Grande.
To sum it up, this place is a mix of art, culture and food. There are even handicrafts and research established in this region in an effort to preserve its uniqueness. Further, this is a place where modern innovation and technology have mixed with rich history and natural richness. It is a place where you can enjoy the past, but still have enough room to enjoy a modern-day vacation.