Piedmont | Villas in Italy
Holiday rentals in Piedmont
The Piedmont region in northwest Italy, with its exciting cities, unbelievable scenery and beautiful holiday homes, is a popular region with plenty to enjoy on self-catering holidays. The region is geographically the largest region on the Italian mainland with Sicily being the largest in Italy as a whole. Piedmont is divided into three areas: the Alps, the Po plain and the hills to the southeast, all of which are great locations for renting villas in Italy with NOVASOL. Even without direct access to the Ligurian Sea, Piedmont offers a varied and relaxing holiday experience. Browse our range of Italian villas and apartments in Piedmont today and see if anything takes your fancy!
Mountains and lakes – self-catering in Italy
Alpine environments make up a staggering 43 per cent of Piedmont’s area. This makes the region ideal for outdoor-focused family holidays, including cycling holidays and much more. Mountaineers will find the highest peaks and glaciers in Italy here, including Monte Rosa at 4618 metres, the Gran Paradiso at 4061 metres and Monviso with 3841 metres. With Via Lattea and Sestriere, Piedmont also has excellent skiing and snowboarding areas, giving families plenty of choice for winter holidays as well as summer. A year-round popular destination for self-catering in Italy is Lago Maggiore, which has its western shore in Piedmont and eastern shore in Lombardy. Rent Italian apartments with NOVASOL and explore the lake’s famous Stresa and the small Borromeo Islands.
An active adventure in Piedmont
In summer, the mountain landscapes of Piedmont are a mecca for trekking tours, whilst lakes and rivers present countless opportunities for rafting or fishing. Take family holidays with your loved ones on the international trail Via Alpina, where bike trails can be found amidst the fantastic scenery. In Val Germanasca, guided hikes also go to the talc mines, which are an important part of the history of this region. Culture vultures will also enjoy visiting Monti Sacri from Italian villas in the region. This UNESCO World Heritage Site one of the most popular pilgrimage routes located in the large protected areas of Piedmont, and is an exciting destination for parents and children alike.
Visit Turin from villas in Italy
The city of Turin is the capital of Piedmont and acts as an economic and cultural hub of north-western Italy. Self-catering nearby, holidaymakers enjoy the attractions of the city which include museums, art galleries and the centre of the nation’s world-famous car industry! Set against the backdrop of Alpine peaks, Turin has, with its great cultural heritage and modern industry, a unique blend of the traditional and contemporary. On Italian villa holidays in the region, explore the architecturally impressive Residences of the Royal House of Savoy with the Royal Palace and Palazzo Madama in Turin, which have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. If these fail to scratch your culture itch, check out our apartments in Tuscany, Lazio and Veneto for alternative city breaks.
Things to do in Turin
The car manufacturer Fiat is based in Turin; whilst in the neighbouring regions are Ferrari in Maranello, and Piaggio in Pontedera. Those with a passion for automobiles, or those simply with an interest in how industry has shaped this part of Italy over time, may enjoy a trip to the Automobile Museum in Turin from Italy holiday homes. History buffs also have much to look forward to with a wide range of intricate architecture to enjoy from holiday lettings and even the Royal Castle with its own Museum. Follow in the footsteps of the Habsburg commanders and inspect their weaponry and art collections, or visit the Egyptian Museum of Turin which is the world's second largest collection of Egyptian artefacts after Cairo.
Test Piedmont wines while self-catering in Italy
Through the hills of south-eastern Piedmont, numerous wine trails snake through the countryside, stopping at award winning winemakers and vineyards. Here you can rent cheap holiday homes in Italy and cycle through these thematic trails, discovering the five vineyards of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato, which were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2014. Northwest of Belbo is the Bassa where grapes of Barbera and Nebbiolo thrive on rolling hills. Famous wines of the area are Barolo, Barbaresco and Langhe, which are worth trying whilst at wine festivals throughout the year in Medieval castles of picturesque towns such as Cherasco, Alba and Ivrea.
Italian cuisine in Piedmont
Of course, a highlight of self-catering in Italy is the abundance of fantastic Italian cuisine on offer. A specialty of the region is bagna cauda, a kind of fondue, in which crudités can be dipped in a sauce of anchovies, olive oil, garlic and grated truffle. You can also sample fagioli grassi – a slow-cooked sausage and bean stew; fiori di zucca ripieni – fried stuffed squash blossoms; or gnocchi alla bava with Fontina and grated Grana Padano. Of course, wine, cheese and other special ingredients like hazelnuts, truffles and game meat are very abundant on the menu in this part of Italy. If you find a new dish that you want to replicate back at your Italian villa, head to the local market before giving the recipe a go in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Service – why NOVASOL?
Imagine yourself on the terrace of one of our villas in Italy, with a glass of Piedmont’s world-renowned wine in hand, enjoying a view dominated by vineyards, villages and castles. We want to make this a reality. Simply select a holiday home from our range of villas and apartments in Italy, and book online at any time, or call one of our holiday experts to make your booking via telephone. With half a century’s experience and local offices in Italy, we know that we can find the ideal holiday homes in Europe for you.