Indulge in Luxury Chocolates in Piedmont on a Private Guided Tour of Italy
Piedmont is a region in North West Italy which shares borders with both France and Switzerland. The name ‘Piedmont’ comes from the medieval Latin word for ‘at the foot of the mountains’; apt, as this hilly region is nestled in the shadows of the Alps. Piedmont’s capital is Turin, which is a popular choice for Italy holidays due to its fantastic historical centre. It’s here in Turin that you can shop in the fashionable boutiques of Via Roma, visit the Turin Cathedral, see the Palatine Towers, and relax in Piazza Vittorio.
Turin is a very historic city, but it’s also famous across the world for its cuisine. Most notably, its traditional chocolate houses are often recommended by Italian travel experts. Turin produces its very own chocolate, gianduiotto chocolate, which is flavoured with hazelnuts and shaped like upturned boats. Bicerin, a drink consisting of espresso, milk, and drinking chocolate, is also delicious. But there’s more to Turin than just chocolate. In fact, the city is home to one of the biggest open-air markets in Europe.
Immerse Yourself in the Gastronomic Delights of Piedmont on your next Italian Holidays
While Piedmont is spectacular, the main draw for many travellers taking an Italy holiday from Australia is the renowned food and drink. The Langhe region of Piedmont especially is known for its hazelnuts, cheeses, truffles, and wines. With a private guided tour of Italy, you’ll be able to enjoy tastings of the local Barbaresco wine. To walk it all off, consider a self-guided walking tour, looping from Barbaresco to Alba; a 7-night, 8-day trip that takes in the region’s vineyards, hills, and beautiful oak forests.