Italian villas in Piedmont
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 behold. The region is geographically the largest region of the Italian mainland with Sicily being the second largest in Italy. Piedmont is divided into the Alps, the Po plain and the hills to the southeast. Even without direct access to the Ligurian Sea, Piedmont is a varied holiday area to relax. Rent from our range of Italian villas and apartments in Piedmont and
Mountains and Lakes
The Alpine region covers 43 per cent of the area. Piedmont’s highest peaks and the glaciers of Italy can be found at Monte Rosa at 4618 metres, the Gran Paradiso at 4061 metres and Monviso with 3841 metres. With Via Lattea and Sestriere, Piedmont has excellent skiing and snowboarding areas. Before the stunningly beautiful backdrop of mountains, picturesque valleys, like the Susa Valley, Valsesia and Eschental open forth in a breath-taking panorama. A year-round popular destination for self-catering in Italy is the Lago Maggiore with the famous Stresa and the small Borromeo Islands.
An active adventure in Piedmont
In summer, the mountain landscapes are a mecca for trekking tours, whilst lakes and rivers present countless opportunities for rafting or fishing. Take a family holiday 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 that were an important part of Italian history in this region. The Monti Sacri is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, a part of the pilgrimage routes located in the large protected areas of Piedmont, are for both adults and children an exciting destination.
The city of Turin is with 890 thousand inhabitants, the capital of the region. It is also the capital of the Italian car industry! Set against the backdrop of Alpine peaks Turin has, with its great cultural heritage and modern industry, a unique blend of traditional and contemporary.The architecturally valuable Residences of the Royal House of Savoy with the Royal Palace and Palazzo Madama in Turin have been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The 22 palaces and official buildings are located in and around Turin. Alternatively, see our accommodation in Rome or Venice for your city break in Italy.
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 your Italian country cottages. History buffs also have much to look forward to with a wide range of intricate architecture to enjoy from your Italian villas and even the Royal Castle with its own Museum. Follow in the footsteps of the Habsburg commanders and inspect their weaponry and art collections. Also recommended for a visit is the Egyptian Museum of Turin, the world's second largest after Cairo.
Wine in Piedmont
Through the hills in the southeast of Piedmont, numerous wine trails lead to winemakers and wine cellars. Here you can rent cheap holiday homes in Italy and cycle through these thematic trails. The five vineyards of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato were declared in 2014 a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. 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 well worth trying, whilst in castles from the Middle Ages in picturesque towns like Cherasco, Alba and Ivrea, you will find wine festivals throughout the year.
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.
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Imagine yourself on the terrace of your Italian villas with a glass of Piedmont’s world-renowned wine with a view dominated by vineyards, villages and castles. We want to make this a reality. Simply select your Italian holiday home from our listings and book online at any time at any day of the week, or call one of our holiday experts and make your booking via telephone. With half a century’s experience and local offices in Italy, we know that we can find the ideal property for you.