Discover Italy's northern region of Piedmont with an itinerary on foot, by bike, in the car, or – the ultimate Italian experience – on a Vespa. Taste the food and wine specialties in each zone, trying the restaurants and shops that we've highlighted. There is no better place than place of origin when tasting and buying great Piedmontese wines in cities, villages, castles, and some of the best wineries of Italy.
Varallo, the "new Jerusalem"
The Sesia Valley that extends to the north of Gattinara is rich in history and tradition, and famous for the Sacred Mountain of Varallo (Sacro Monte), the most ancient and celebrated of all such constructions in Piedmont and Lombardy.
On the Terrace of the Langhe
To appreciate the rolling hills where the king of Italian wines was born, we suggest taking a very simple route that connects Barolo to the nearby hilltop town of La Morra. This itinerary, full of photo opportunities as you travel through some of the...
Trail of the Wolf
Montelupo Albese is a great springboard for hikers, bikers, and of course, wine travelers. Passing through this village for a half-day hike and wine tasting also means stepping into a fairy tale – 28 of them, to be exact.
The gold of Lemme Valley
Lemme Valley, bordered by Piedmont and Liguria, offers walks, hikes, and traditional products yet to be discovered by many tourists. This itinerary departs from Mornese and meets the lakes where the most precious metal of all was once extracted - gol...
A Path of Faith on the Sacred Mountain dei Piloni
The Rocks of the Roero offer some extraordinary naturalistic scenery, the result of a singular erosion phenomenon that followed the "capture" of the Tanaro River during the Interglacial period, and exposing the spectacular, labrynthine series of gull...
Rice paddies of northern Piedmont
The Vercelli landscape offers numerous biking paths, many of which are tranquil, easy, and offer a pleasant trip for all levels.
The vineyards trail
This itinerary of just 4 km (2.5 mi) departs and ends in the village of Carema, allowing you to explore the characteristic vineyards in the traditional pergola trellis style, a symbol of the local, rural architecture.
On the roof of Monferrato
Strap on comfortable shoes and a backpack for a hike that shows you the charming countryside at its most beautiful panoramic point in the small town of Strevi. For the more energetic, prolong the course until you reach Borgo Monterosso for a visit to...
Schellino, "Gaudì" of the Langhe
The Doglianese architect Giovanni Battista Schellino (1818-1905) has been the single greatest influence on the countryside and architectural style of the Langhe territory in the 19th and 20th centuries.
From castle to castle
In the heart of the Roero, enjoy the scenery of the Langhe hills while traveling through this old trail that connects Guarene to Castagnito, through Castellinaldo to end at Magliano Alfieri. This walk takes you through the castles to the left of the ...
Circling the vineyards of Barbaresco
This quick trail is perfect for exploring the wine town of Barbaresco and a bit of its surrounding territory in just half a day. Circle vineyards of Barbaresco around and up to hamlets of houses and groves of hazelnut trees, never far from a chance t...
The romance of Lake Orta
Although less famous than its bigger brothers, Lake Maggiore and Lake Como, the splash of Lake Orta has nothing to envy; its smaller dimensions make it intimate and very romantic. Orta San Giulio, the island that rises up out of the center of the lak...
Eating up the hills
To truly know a place, a traveler needs to dive into its food culture. This is the perfect itinerary for those who want to get to know the Tortona Hills. This route goes from Slow Food Presidium to Presidium to taste the area's many delicacies and ra...
Monferrato's "door of gossip"
Hop on your bike and take advantage of a beautiful, sunshiney day: the hills of Monferrato offer amazing views and flourishing, colorful vegetation. From vineyards of Ruche to sunflowers, from hazelnut groves to fruit orchards, the picturesque views ...
A theater in the vineyards
If you love two wheels, the whir of a tiny motor, and the wind in your hair, this is the itinerary for you. Saddle up on your Vespa and enjoy an afternoon in the sun cruising through hills blanketed with Moscato vineyards, taking a pause to taste the...
Moscato: sweet with a wild side
A land of borders between the Langhe and Monferrato, the zone of Asti Spumante and Moscato d’Asti has the fortune to retain unique characteristics of both territories. To the southeast beyond Santo Stefano Belbo, wild and steep hills climb over green...
Tasting Barbaresco by Bike
Barbaresco is located northeast of Alba, and emerges hill-by-hill through seemingly endless vineyards rooted in sandy soil. Like many wines in Piemonte, the famed Barbaresco is made from the Nebbiolo grape, but generally has softer tannins and a more...
Medieval hilltop towns of Barolo
Curving through forests and over hills covered with vineyards of one of Italy’s most precious grapes – Nebbiolo – bypassing wineries and farm houses through the spectacular countryside of Barolo, follow this path that lets you explore three jewels of...
Residences of the Marquise
Monferrato is not only famous for its excellent wine and cuisine, but also for the castles that once belonged to nobles who lived in the area. This itinerary is a quick trip through the fascinating manors of Camino, Gabiano, and Murisengo.
The underground cathedrals of Canelli are a unique expression of traditional oenology in these zones that are famous for Moscato d’Asti. If visiting the Asti area, don’t miss the occasion to taste some of the region’s literally hidden treasures.
The legend of the Polentoni
This is a tasty itinerary that departs from the Regional Enoteca of Acqui Terme and heads in the direction of Roccaverano to discover the splendid and little-known Bormida Valley, a treasure of gastronomic specialties and Piedmont trails.
In the Heart of the Langhe
Extend your visit in the heart of the Langhe with a walk to discover more of the Barolo district. This itinerary takes you to another hidden jewel: Castiglione Falletto.
The road of Three Glasses
The Canavese hills hold pleasant surprises for tourists in search of oenologic adventures outside of the usual beaten tourist path. The zone of wines that comprises Caluso and Caremo is not just a fascinating area rich in history, but a viticultural ...
In the heart of Barbaresco
Climb the hills to Barbaresco from Alba through grapevines and orchards with seasonally changing colors. The trip through this magnificent panorama is sure to leave long-lasting memories.
Ancient wine trails
This itinerary is for cycling enthusiasts with a thirst to ride through some of the oldest Barbaresco paths, avoiding the paved roadways in favor of packed dirt trails running through the vineyards.
Castles high and low
If you have the chance to coast through the Roero in a car or on a Vespa, don't miss the occasion to follow the history of the Lords of Roero from palaces and estates to vineyards and art foundations.
Castle-hopping in Alto Piemonte
"And castles have their legends and ghosts, they have their stories and their history, a history at times of dominance, blood, and arrogance, and others of sweetness, goodness, and love..."
The Honey Trail
Celebrate one of the most traditional products of the Roero along this trail dedicated to the buzzing of bees. This easy, unique course winds through beekeepers' farmhouses and their apiaries, in vineyards and around the cliffs of this zone. Not a sw...
The royal wine road
The Canavese territory holds a wealth of natural and cultural treasures. Discover them with an itinerary that goes from Ivrea to the Aosta Valley, including castles, gastronomy, wine, history, and beautiful pathways.
Trail of the Torion
The Trail of the Torion is a two-hour or less hiking loop that’s perfect for spending a morning or afternoon in the Roero. The trail starts out level as it passes through groves of hazelnuts and poplar trees before ascending Castellero Hill in vineya...