15 days in Piedmont Itinerary

15 days in Piedmont Itinerary

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Stresa
— 1 night
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Biella
— 3 nights
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Ceresole Reale
— 1 night
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Turin
— 4 nights
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Pontechianale
— 2 nights
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Alba
— 3 nights
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Stresa

— 1 night
Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, then head off the coast to Isola Madre, then step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, and finally browse the exhibits of Palazzo Borromeo.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Stresa sightseeing site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Stresa is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in July: highs in Stresa hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Biella.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Biella

— 3 nights
Biella is a town and comune in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, the capital of the province of the same name, with a population of 44 616. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Biella: Castello di Verres (in Verres), Forte di Bard (in Bard) and Castello di Issogne (in Issogne). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Parco Avventura Veglio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Oropa, make a trip to Biella, Quartiere Del Piazzo, and admire the masterpieces at M.A.C.I.S.T. - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Internazionale Senza Tendenze.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Biella trip planner.

Getting from Stresa to Biella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Ceresole Reale.

Things to do in Biella

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ceresole Reale

— 1 night
Ceresole Reale is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50km northwest of Turin in the Orco Valley, on the border with France.Ceresole Reale borders the following municipalities: Bonneval-sur-Arc (France), Groscavallo, Noasca, Rhêmes-Notre-Dame, Val-d'Isère (France), and Valsavarenche. On the 22nd (Thu), explore the activities along Lago Serru, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Colle del Nivolet, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Giro Lago.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ceresole Reale online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Biella to Ceresole Reale takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Turin.

Things to do in Ceresole Reale

Nature · Parks

Turin

— 4 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turin: Milan (Basilica di Santa Tecla, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale, and take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turin trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ceresole Reale to Turin takes 2 hours. July in Turin sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pontechianale.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Pontechianale

— 2 nights
Pontechianale is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 70km southwest of Turin and about 50km northwest of Cuneo, on the border with France.Pontechianale borders the following municipalities: Bellino, Casteldelfino, Crissolo, Oncino (Italy), Molines-en-Queyras, Ristolas, Saint-Paul-sur-Ubaye, and Saint-Véran (France). Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of La casa della Meridiana, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Parrocchiale di Elva, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Col di Sampeyre, and finally stroll around Pian del Re. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lago di Pontechianale, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant Antonio, then don't miss a visit to Colle dell'Agnello, then examine the collection at Museo del Costume e dell'Artigianato Tessile, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chianale Borgo della Valle Varaita.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pontechianale trip planner.

You can drive from Turin to Pontechianale in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Alba.

Things to do in Pontechianale

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Alba

— 3 nights
Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Explore Alba's surroundings by going to Acqui Terme (Acquedotto Romano, La Bollente, &more). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Langhe landscapes UNESCO, see the interesting displays at WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Alba online journey maker.

Getting from Pontechianale to Alba by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alba

Wineries · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Piedmont travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Bordered by the Alps on three sides and often overlooked by casual tourists, the Piedmont region is famous for its wines, including Moscato D'Asti, Barolo, and Barbera, to name just a few. Piedmont's cuisine is renowned throughout Italy. Its exotic white truffles--a precious ingredient used in first-class restaurants around the world--are often compared to gold because of their staggering cost. An ideal holiday destination for foodies, the region is also known for its thriving industries of fresh produce, nuts, and chocolates. There are many places to visit in Piedmont, including several medieval castles, trendy spa resorts, and cities with both historical attractions and modern industries.