8 days in Piedmont Itinerary

8 days in Piedmont Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Turin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alba
— 1 night
Drive
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Barolo
— 1 night
Drive
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Orta San Giulio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venaria Reale
— 1 night
Drive

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Turin — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Consolata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): stroll around Parco del Valentino, pause for some serene contemplation at Gran Madre di Dio, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and finally see the interesting displays at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turin trip itinerary planning app.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Turin Airport and Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Alba.
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Alba — 1 night

Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Centro Storico, don't miss a visit to Chiesa della Maddalena, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Domenico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): take a stroll around Fondazione Ferrero, then learn about winemaking at Cantina Mauro Sebaste, then contemplate the long history of La Bollente, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Nostra Signora Assunta.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Alba trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Turin to Alba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Alba sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Barolo.
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Barolo — 1 night

Barolo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50km southeast of Turin and about 40km northeast of Cuneo. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Cantina Francesco Borgogno and then explore the historical opulence of Castello della Volta.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Barolo trip planning app.

Barolo is just a short distance from Alba. In October, daytime highs in Barolo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Orta San Giulio.
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Wineries · Historic Sites
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Orta San Giulio — 2 nights

Orta San Giulio is a town and comune (municipality) in the Province of Novara in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 100km northeast of Turin and about 40km northwest of Novara.The town itself is built on a promontory which juts out from the eastern bank of Lake Orta close to Isola San Giulio, an island which also falls within the municipal boundaries. To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Orta San Giulio trip planner.

You can drive from Barolo to Orta San Giulio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Orta San Giulio, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Venaria Reale.
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Venaria Reale — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Reggia Di Reale, then browse the exhibits of Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Di Nostra Signora di Lourdes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacra di San Michele.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Venaria Reale trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Orta San Giulio to Venaria Reale takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram. In October in Venaria Reale, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Piedmont travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Art 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.
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