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  • Hotel Rocca Civalieri Relais Piedmont

    The excellent service and the attention to details make this charme residence a prestigious location, suitable to the most discerning and finest clientele. The Relais has 29 rooms, including both suites and junior suites; all rooms have a relax area where...

  • Alba Residence ApartHotel Piedmont

    Just a few minutes from Alba's historic center, a residential hotel designed for living, visiting and working. The privacy and freedom of a house, with the services of a hotel. The beauty of apartments and suites created to make your stay as relaxing...

  • Hotel La Corte Albertina Piedmont

    An historical mansion transformed in an intimate hotel in order to realize an extraordinarily harmonious and peaceful setting where guests can recover the flavour and the charm of antique atmosphere and, at then same time, enjoy all the modern comforts....

  • Hotel Locanda Martelletti Cocconato

    Years of painstaking work and loving attention to detail have restored the original splendour and sober elegance of this historical 18th century residence. Franca, Luigi and Giovanni Dezzani, third generation winemakers and owners with the Bordonaro family,...

  • Relais San Rocco Valsesia

    This elegant 19th-century residence surrounded by baitas (chalets) in an 17th-century village has been restored to its former splendor and is now a very comfortable 4-star hotel. Frescoes and antique furniture provide an intriguing contrast to contemporary...

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Turin, the regional capital of Piedmont, is reputed to be a magical city. And it can only be by magic that a city, considered to be the capital of Italian heavy industry (FIAT, one of the biggest automobile producers in the world, is based here), is also one of the main tourist attractions of Italy. Of course, there are good reasons for this. In the cathedral of Turin is kept the Holy Shroud, the ancient linen winding-sheet in which, according to the tradition, the body of Christ was wrapped after his crucifixion. At Turin there is also the Egyptian Museum, which contains an extraordinary collection of art from Ancient Egypt, and the Sabauda Gallery, full of masterpieces by great European artists. Finally, at Turin there are some great monumental testimonies to the important role played by Piedmont in modern Italian history, as the seat of the House of Savoy (the reigning dynasty of Italy until 1946) and the first capital of the Kingdom of Italy: the Royal Palace, Palazzo Madama, the Mole Antonelliana, and the Royal Villa at Stupinigi. Throughout the rest of Piedmont, in the cities and provinces of Novara, Vercelli, Cuneo, Alessandria, and Asti, there are numerous civic and religious edifices which bear witness to the past: fortresses, basilicae, convents. Too many to give even a few examples. The natural landscape is splendid and varied: mountains, valleys, hills (the Langhe are famous as the setting for many stories by Cesare Pavese and Beppe Fenoglio, famous writers from Piedmont), lakes (Maggiore, d'Orta, di Viverone), and the Valgrande National Park. The gastronomic and wine-producing culture is rich and prestigious (some of the great Italian wines are from Piedmont).

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