Passionate About Piemonte? We Want to Hear From You

| Wed, 09/28/2022 - 10:07
view of barolo vineyards in piedmont

Piemonte (Piedmont, in English) doesn’t have the household-name pull of places like Tuscany or Sicily. (Might it catch you off guard if we told you it’s Italy’s second-largest region?) But this wellspring of Barolo wine, Juventus soccer and endless seasonal delights deserves its time in the spotlight.

It’s a travel writing cliché to christen a place a “land of contradictions.” We know. But hey, if there ever were one, Piemonte’s it. For students of Italian history, both royal courts and resistance movements are top of mind in this area. Truffle-hunting dogs and nature-loving travelers could traipse for days through the seemingly endless country landscapes; meanwhile, titans of industry like Fiat and Lavazza figure heavily into the life of Turin, the capital city.

These contrasts are precisely why Piemonte’s such a fascinating place to cover. In fact, Italy Magazine’s staff is currently putting the finishing touches on the next issue of Bellissimo, our quarterly digital magazine exclusively for subscribers. This one’s a packed Piemonte special, sure to pique your curiosity about the region if it’s relatively new to you. For those who are already familiar, we guarantee there's so much more to discover.

If you’ve already been wooed by Piemonte’s paradoxes and its charms, we’re eager to hear what travel tips you'd share with our reader community. What makes this region distinct from the others? What would you tell a first-time visitor? Would you go back again? Have you already?

E-mail your thoughts to with “I’m passionate about Piemonte” in the subject line. Select responses will be featured in a crowdsourced article in the next issue of Bellissimo, out in early October.