Our Piedmont photos page features this magnificent region of north western Italy.
Scenically it is one of Italy’s most varied regions. The landscape changes from Alpine peaks in the north through to the rice paddies of the west. Similarly from north to south the landscape is equally impressive – from the Alps through to the vineyard covered rolling hills of the Langhe wine country south of Turin.
The light, like that of Tuscany, has an ephemeral beauty that is extremely hard to capture. I believe that these photographs come very close to capturing that beauty.
My thanks to Karl Baer, Alexander Strahilov and Nicholas Baumgartner for allowing me
to use their photos.
Enjoy the photos...
Photo taken from the wonderful Antico Podere Tota Virginia. If you are visiting Piedmont you should really try to get yourself a booking here. It is out of this world!
Wander down through the old neighbourhoods of Turin, through piazzas, like the one above, and soon you'll find yourself on the banks of the River Po. Here is one of Turin's loveliest park, it is the Parco Valentino. A great idea is to take a boat trip from here along the river, the trip offers stunning views of the city. While in the park make sure you visit the "Medieval Village" which is actually an incredibly good replica of one that was built in the 19th century.
Perhaps the most magnificent palace in all of Europe. Located outside Torino and once the home of the Savoy kings. View article here.
Photograph of the town of La Morra taken by Nicholas Baumgartner
Foto of the little town of Barolo in the Langhe wine region of Piedmont taken by Nicholas Baumgartner
The lovely town of Belvedere. Near to here you'll find one of the loveliest of all the Langhe's towns...tiny little Neive (click for more info).
The Langhe is often known as the valley of a thousand hills. Seemingly endless and vineyard covered hills stretch away into the far distance... all the way to the Alps.
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