8 days in Piedmont Itinerary

8 days in Piedmont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Piedmont tour itinerary builder

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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 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Consolata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Parco del Valentino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Gran Madre di Dio, then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and finally see the interesting displays at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama).

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the 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. In October in Turin, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for 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 13th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, then don't miss a visit to Chiesa della Maddalena, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Domenico. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll around Fondazione Ferrero, do a tasting at Cantina Mauro Sebaste, then contemplate the long history of La Bollente, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Nostra Signora Assunta.

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You can drive from Turin to Alba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Alba are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Barolo.

Things to do in Alba

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:

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. On the 15th (Fri), do a tasting at Cantina Francesco Borgogno and then step into the grandiose world of Castello della Volta.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Barolo sightseeing planner.

Barolo is very close to Alba. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Orta San Giulio.

Things to do in Barolo

Wineries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
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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, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Orta San Giulio tour itinerary builder 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. October in Orta San Giulio sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venaria Reale.

Things to do in Orta San Giulio

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Venaria Reale

— 1 night
On the 17th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Reggia di Venaria Reale, then examine the collection at Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Di Nostra Signora di Lourdes, and finally steep yourself in history at Sacra di San Michele.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venaria Reale sightseeing planner.

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, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Venaria Reale

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:

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.