8 days in Piedmont Itinerary

8 days in Piedmont Itinerary

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Stresa
— 2 nights
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Alba
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turin
— 2 nights
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Stresa — 2 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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Vittore and then contemplate the long history of Sacred Mount Calvary of Domodossola. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Piazza Motta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Giulio, and then steep yourself in history at Parco della Rocca Borromea.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Stresa day trip planning website.

Chicago, USA to Stresa is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Stresa, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Chicago in September since evenings lows in Stresa dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Alba.
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Alba — 3 nights

Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Get a sense of the local culture at Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis and Castello di Serralunga d'Alba. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castello della Manta and Centro storico. Change things up with these side-trips from Alba: Abbazia di Santa Maria di Staffarda (in Staffarda) and Cattedrale di Asti Santa Maria Assunta (in Asti). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Marchesi di Barolo - Sede legale, magazzini e spedizioni and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Alba attractions planner.

You can drive from Stresa to Alba in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Alba sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turin.
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Turin — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Piazza Carignano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gran Madre di Dio. On the next day, take a stroll through Quadrilatero Romano and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turin road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Alba to Turin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Alba in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Turin, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly 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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