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.