TOURISM IN TURIN
Turin is one of Italy’s most important cities in terms of history, culture and art. From a renaissance city to Italy’s first capital and powerhouse of the economic boom and the car industry, Turin revealed its new identity as a tourist destination with the 20th Winter Olympics in 2006.
Three Stars in the 2009 Michelin Guide, on a par with Florence, Venice and Rome, Best Place in Europe 2015 according to Lonely Planet, one of the 52 Places to Go in 2016 according to the New York Times, and 5th attraction in Italy according to Enit.
A venue for cultural events and international trade fairs, Turin hosts the Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, the Turin Film Festival and the Artissima Contemporary Art Fair.
Universally recognized emblems of Turin include the Mole Antonelliana, Palazzo Reale, the Egyptian Museum – second only to the one in Cairo – and the National Cinema Museum.
TOURISM IN PIEDMONT
Piedmont hosted the 20th Winter Olympics in 2006 and is a leading destination for outdoor sport enthusiasts. Along with Valle d’Aosta, it’s famous for skiing, with resorts such as Bardonecchia, Cesana-San Sicario, Sauze d’Oulx, Sestriere, Breuil-Cervinia, Champoluc, La Thuile and Courmayeur.
On the cultural front, both these regions have landscapes studded with Roman archaeological sites, castles, forts and a number of Savoy residences, including the Reggia di Venaria Reale.
Another key attraction in Piedmont is food and wine. The region is also home to the prestigious University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo. With their wines, truffles and hazelnuts, the Langhe-Roero and Monferrato districts are UNESCO Heritage Sites.