Italyís economic engine with a powerful productive activity in all sectors. A region that combines nature, culture and history, famous for its wide oenogastronomic offer.Cradle of the Italian state, of big industry, the economic miracle, the Piedmont has not lost and indeed is enhancing, the fundamental role of transalpine link towards the rest of Europe. Plain or mountains? Although the name of the region,
Piedmont, means "the bottom of the mountain", the region has three quarters occupied by subalpine and alpine reliefs: the rest is really just at the bottom of the mountains and it makes up the western part of Po Valley. Monviso, the Piedmont side of Mount Rosa and the other spectacular reliefs offer landscapes of unique beauty; there are also several ski areas, including the Via Lattea and Sestriere, which welcome with their modern equipment to winter sports enthusiasts. With the Alps in the background, you will find large and picturesque valleys, including Val di Susa,
Valsesia and Val d'Ossola. Very different but equally characteristic is the landscape of the Langhe and Monferrato: a succession of hills covered with vineyards, dotted with villages and castles. Piedmont cuisine gather influences from neighboring France. Among the regional specialties, in addition to the known fondue (also widespread in Valle d'Aosta and Lombardy), includes the paniscia, based on rice, tajarin ( a very popular noodles in the Langhe) and bagnacauda, sauce for typical Piedmont raw vegetables, as cardoons, celery, peppers ... Many soups have a peasant origin here.
As for wine, just the exceptional number of DOC labels (such as Nebbiolod'Alba, Freisa, Grignolino) and DOCG (Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara, ghemme, gavi), together with sweet sparkling wines (Moscatod'Asti) and dry wines and staples is enough to document a very high quality of production, which makes in the Langhe and Astigiano homelands of choice.
Alba is nowdays a lively, vital city surrounded by gentle rolling hills and beautified by gardens and tree-lined avenues. Alba is known for its beauty, its curious streets, renowned for its industries and its delicacies, including truffles and wine, now sold worldwide.
Asti is a land rich in history, art and culture as well as being attractive from the point of view of nature, food and wine.
Barolo not only gives birth to the homonymous and precious wine, but also the medieval village that is a kind of capital for the territory: if Alba is the nerve center of the Langhe,
Cherasco is a wonderful city rich in history and art. Itís not be missed to visit even for those who intend to embark on a gastronomic journey.
It is the city of the seven sieges, indomitable and rebellious, but also a living city, characterized by an atmosphere of welcome and hospitality
Today La Morra has become a very rich country thanks to the great value taken by gold red, Barolo wine, of which the country bases its economy.
Monforted'Alba is a Wine City because values and promotes food and wine tourism and spreading the culture of wine.
The center of Serralunga, a typical medieval village, is almost intact. From the castle walls you can observe the urban structure: the streets and houses are placed concentrically