15 days in Piedmont & Valle d'Aosta Itinerary

15 days in Piedmont & Valle d'Aosta Itinerary

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Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Asti
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Asti
— 1 day
Drive
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Alba
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stresa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aosta
— 3 nights
Bus to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Richmond

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Asti — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Asti Santa Maria Assunta, examine the collection at Arazzeria Scassa, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiata di San Secondo, then learn about winemaking at Goggiano Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Ferraris Agricola.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Asti driving holiday planner.

Richmond, USA to Asti is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Richmond to Asti. Traveling from Richmond in June, expect nights in Asti to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Alba.
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Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums
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Alba — 3 nights

Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Get out of town with these interesting Alba side-trips: Finalborgo (in Finalborgo), Grotte di Toirano (in Toirano) and Finale Ligure (Altopiano delle Manie & Porta Testa). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Langhe landscapes UNESCO, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Grinzane Cavour, steep yourself in history at La Bollente, and stop by Serravalle Designer Outlet.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Alba online tour itinerary planner.

Alba is just a stone's throw from Asti. Traveling from Asti in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Alba. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turin.
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Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Turin — 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Turin to Venaria Reale to see Reggia Di Reale about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, catch a live event at Juventus Stadium, and admire the natural beauty at Parco del Valentino.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Turin trip planner.

Getting from Alba to Turin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Alba in June: highs in Turin hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Stresa.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Stresa — 3 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. Explore Stresa's surroundings by going to Orta San Giulio (San Giulio Island, Sacro Monte di Orta, &more), Safari Park (in Pombia) and Cantina Fontechiara (in Borgomanero). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of San Carlone.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Stresa trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Turin to Stresa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Turin in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Stresa, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Aosta.
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Aosta — 3 nights

In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Get out of town with these interesting Aosta side-trips: Forte di Bard (in Bard) and Lillaz Waterfalls (in Cogne). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Fenis, explore the ancient world of Porta Praetoria, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Aosta online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Stresa to Aosta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel 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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Valle d'Aosta travel guide

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Spas · Castles · Ski Areas
Though Valle d'Aosta is Italy's smallest region, it contains the highest peaks of the Alps, including the "roof of the old continent," Mont Blanc. This area is an outdoor adventure lover's dream vacation, with myriad climbing and hiking opportunities above the valley floor. Valle d'Aosta is known around the world for its major climbing routes, many of which have made mountaineering history. In the winter, the valley is at the heart of the Italian skiing experience with several top-notch ski resorts. Many visitors include attractions such as Roman monuments, medieval castles, and Romanesque churches on their itinerary. Since ancient times, Valle d'Aosta has been an important crossroads of the Western Alps. Today, it's linked with France and Switzerland through the Mont Blanc Tunnel and the Little and Big Saint Bernard passes.
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