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Torino

 

Whether you want to walk, cycle, visit museums and exhibitions, go shopping, eat out or taste the night life, Turin (Torino) is a fabulous city to visit. Used as the film set for ‘The Italian Job’ you can tour the route),Palatine Towers, considered among the best preserved Roman remains in northern Italy. The Cathedral of St John the Baptist houses the Shroud of Turin, an old linen cloth with an imprint of a man, which is believed by many to be the cloth that covered Jesus in his grave. A must is a trip to The Museo Egizio that houses the most important collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world after the Cairo Museum.

 

Milano

 

As one of the largest cities in Italy, Milan is just over the Piedmonte border in the Lombardia region. Renowned as one of the worlds design and fashion capitals, Milan is a shoppers paradise housing the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, reputed to be the world’s oldest shopping mall. The Duomo, an impressive church (Italy’s second largest and the world’s third) contains the world’s largest collection of marble statues. No trip to Milan would be complete without a visit to see Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ housed in the museum next to the church Santa Maria delle Grazie.

 

Ivrea

 

Situated on the road leading to the AostaValley, Ivrea is best known for the Battle of the Oranges that takes place in February, involving thousands of townspeople who throw oranges at one another. If this isn’t your thing, Ivrea has some wonderful local restaurants, coffee houses and bars.

 

Santuario di Oropa

 

A Roman Catholic devotional complex is one of the oldest in Peidmont and one of the best known in the region of the Alps. Twelve chapels, representing vivid images of the life of the Virgin Mary, are connected by a devotional path. This tranquil setting is also home to the unusual black Madonna and baroque art by the Enrico brothers. 

 

Lago Maggiore

 

Lake Maggiore, whose western bank lies in Piedmonte is the most westerly of the three large prealpine lakes of Italy and the second largest after Lake Garda.  Aside from the stunning scenery, the areas mild climate has created beautiful gardens that are well worth a visit. Some of the most well-known include Isola Madre, Isola Bella and Isole di Brissago.

 

Lago Di Viverone

 

Lake Viverone lies between the districts of Biella, Vercelli and Ivrea in the area of the Serra. The southern and western sides of the lake are rich in vegetation while the developed northern portion has camping sites, hotels, beaches, restaurants and water sports. 

 

 

 

 

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