22 days in Piedmont Itinerary

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Stresa
— 3 nights
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Formazza
— 3 nights
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Ceresole Reale
— 3 nights
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Biella
— 4 nights
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Pontechianale
— 3 nights
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Turin
— 5 nights
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Stresa — 3 nights

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Stresa: Il Complesso Di San Filiberto (in Pella), Orta San Giulio (Chiesa parrocchiale di Santa Maria Assunta, San Giulio Island, &more) and Lago Maggiore (in Verbania). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Mergozzo, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Complesso Battesimale Paleocristiano e Altomedievale di San Giovanni al Montorfano.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stresa trip itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Stresa is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in July: high temperatures in Stresa hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Formazza.
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Formazza — 3 nights

Formazza is a comune in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 160km northeast of Turin and about 50km north of Verbania, on the border with Switzerland. Formazza is known for nature and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago del Vannino, experience rural life at Formazza Agricola, take in the awesome beauty at Alpe Bettelmatt, and don't miss a visit to Riale.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Formazza trip builder website.

Getting from Stresa to Formazza by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Stresa in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Formazza, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ceresole Reale.
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Ceresole Reale — 3 nights

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. Get out of town with these interesting Ceresole Reale side-trips: Ponte del Diavolo (in Lanzo Torinese) and Lago di Malciaussia (in Usseglio). Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Gran Paradiso National Park. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Colle del Nivolet and explore the activities along Laghetti di Bellagarda.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ceresole Reale trip planner.

Drive from Formazza to Ceresole Reale in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Biella.
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Biella — 4 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Lago della Vecchia (in Piedicavallo), Conca dei Rododendri (in Trivero) and Borgosesia (Ponte di Agnona & Museo di Archeologia e Paleontologia "Carlo Conti"). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Bungee Center Veglio, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Il Rifugio degli Asinelli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Oropa, and head outdoors with Rifugio Capanna Regina Margherita.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Biella driving holiday planner.

Getting from Ceresole Reale to Biella by car takes about 2 hours. August in Biella sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pontechianale.
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Pontechianale — 3 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). Get out of town with these interesting Pontechianale side-trips: Colle della Lombarda (in Vinadio), Santuario di San Magno (in Castelmagno) and Canosio (Colle del Preit & Lago Nero). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Colle dell'Agnello, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Col di Sampeyre, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Pontechianale, and see human ingenuity at work at Valle Varaita.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pontechianale sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Biella to Pontechianale takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pontechianale can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Turin.
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Turin — 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Turin side-trips: Pista Ciclabile Airasca - Moretta (in Airasca), Tomba di Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour (in Santena) and Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio (in Piossasco). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio, admire the natural beauty at Parco del Valentino, make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Superga.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pontechianale to Turin takes 2.5 hours. In August in Turin, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Piedmont travel guide

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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.
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