(Italian: Piemonte) is a region in the north west of Italy, next
to the border with France. The main city is Turin (Italian: Torino),
which was host to the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.
Piedmont is surrounded on
three sides by the Alps, including the Monviso, where the Po River rises,
and the Monte Rosa. It borders with France, Switzerland and the Italian
regions of Lombardy, Liguria,
Emilia-Romagna and Aosta Valley.
|The area is justly famous
for its wines, which include some of the best produced from Italy such
as Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo and Moscato D'Asti, and its local cuisine.
Mole Antonelliana. A
spectacular building in Turin originally built as a synagogue but now housing
the National Cinema Museum.
Museo Egizio. In Turin,
the second most important Egyptian museum in the world, second only to
the one in Cairo.
There are a number of well
known ski resorts in Piedmont Alpine region:
The Milky Way ski area is
one of the biggest areas in Europe and encompasses the following resorts.
/ Piemonte Featured Self-Catering /
Sestriere - location of the
Bardonecchia is another large
ski area and was host to the 2006 Winter Olympic snowboarding events.