If you are planning a weekend or an awesome holiday combining physical activity and a regenerating relax in mindblowing landscapes, Piedmont is your destination. And, on top, the loving and welcoming capital city of Turin!
At the foot of the western Alps with peaks over 4.000 metres, charming rolling hills with famous wine districts listed by Unesco, and 95 protected natural reserves, Piedmont (Piemonte in Italian) is a true paradise for mountaineering and skiing, but also walking and hiking, canoeing and kayaking, mountain biking, hang gliding and paragliding.
Hiking, trekking or climbing?
Enrich your experience at the Gran Paradiso National Park just north of Turin and the Val Grande National Park, the largest wilderness area in Italy with breathless views on Lake Maggiore, or maybe you are ready for an epic long-distance hiking trail? The GTA (Great Alps Crossing) winds its way along the majestic Alpine range, a great hiking throughout the year.
Thrills by via ferratas, climbing and adventurous hiking is to be found in many places: by the super long Tibetan Bridge in the Susa Valley at a short distance from Turin, walking the Franciscan pilgrim route or the Via Ferrata Carlo Giorda up to the mountain top abbey Sacra di San Michele. The bike friendly roads of the Langhe-Monferrato-Roero district will take you through the wine fields to castles and wine cellars, with tasty stops.
Turin –the creative rainbow city
Turin – nominated by Unesco as a “Creative City of Design” – is an international art and culture hub with a busy and happy agenda. Turin is also an Italian LGBTQ+ capital that can be discovered with the first Italian LGBTQ+ walking tour,which is called Tuttaltrastoria – Not Just Any Story.
Tuttaltrastoria is a city-walking tour unique in its kind, created as part of the Friendly Piemonte project, for the promotion of Turin and its region for the gay community. It offers an unconventional perspective on the history of Turin through an evocative narration centred on the life of 12 illustrious figures: men and women who made their mark in our region, who lived through determining periods of its history and who even, in some cases, inspired change.
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