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.
You've now added Museo Nazionale del Cinema to your itinerary. On the 10th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Consolata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Parco del Valentino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Gran Madre di Dio, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and finally examine the collection at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama).

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turin trip planner.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Turin Airport and Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport. October in Turin sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 12°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Alba.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Alba

— 1 night
Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): make a trip to Centro Storico, then don't miss a visit to Chiesa della Maddalena, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Domenico. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get into the urban bustle at Fondazione Ferrero, then do a tasting at Cantina Mauro Sebaste, then steep yourself in history at La Bollente, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Nostra Signora Assunta.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Alba tour itinerary planning app.

Drive from Turin to Alba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Alba sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Barolo.

Things to do in Alba

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trip

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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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Cantina Francesco Borgogno and then explore the historical opulence of Castello della Volta.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Barolo attractions planner.

Barolo is just a short distance from Alba. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Orta San Giulio.

Things to do in Barolo

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. For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Orta San Giulio route planning tool.

Getting from Barolo to Orta San Giulio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Venaria Reale.

Things to do in Orta San Giulio

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Venaria Reale

— 1 night
You've now added Sacra di San Michele to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Reggia di Venaria Reale, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Di Nostra Signora di Lourdes, and finally contemplate the long history of Sacra di San Michele.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Venaria Reale online vacation planner.

Getting from Orta San Giulio to Venaria Reale by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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 17th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Venaria Reale

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Piedmont travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty 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.