15 days in Piedmont Itinerary

15 days in Piedmont Itinerary

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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. Popular historic sites such as Santuario della Madonna del Sasso and Palazzo Borromeo are in your itinerary. Cantina Fontechiara and Chiesa di San Vittore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stresa: Cascata del Toce (in Formazza) and Sacred Mount Calvary of Domodossola (in Domodossola). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Parco della Rocca Borromea and head off the coast to Island of the Fishermen (Isola dei Pescatori).

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Stresa road trip planning site.

Chicago, USA to Stresa is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Stresa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in September, Stresa is little chillier at night with lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Varallo.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Varallo — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacro Monte and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Giulio, then steep yourself in history at Piazza Motta, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzotto della Comunita.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Varallo road trip planning site.

Getting from Stresa to Varallo by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Varallo sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Alba.
Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Alba — 3 nights

Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello di Serralunga d'Alba and Marchesi di Barolo - Sede legale, magazzini e spedizioni. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cattedrale di Sant'Evasio (Duomo di Casale Monferrato) and Cattedrale di Asti Santa Maria Assunta. Change things up with these side-trips from Alba: Asti (Santuario della Beata Vergine del Portone & Battistero di San Pietro). There's more to do: do a tasting at Cantina del Glicine.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alba online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Varallo to Alba by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cuneo.
Wineries · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Cuneo — 2 nights

Cuneo is a city and comune in Piedmont, Northern Italy, the capital of the province of Cuneo, the third largest of Italy’s provinces by area.It is located at 550 metres (1,804 ft) in the south-west of Piedmont, at the confluence of the rivers Stura and Gesso.Including all bordering municipalities Beinette, Borgo San Dalmazzo, Boves, Busca, Caraglio, Castelletto Stura, Centallo, Cervasca, Morozzo, Peveragno, Tarantasca and Vignolo the population is 123,301 inhabitants.It is near six important mountain passes: Colle della Maddalena at 1996mColle di Tenda at 1871m - Tunnel of Tenda at 1300m, 3km longColle del Melogno at 1027m Colle San Bernardo at 957m Colle di Nava at 934mColle di Cadibona at 459m. On the 13th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico and then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale dei Ciciu del Villar. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Castello della Manta and then pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di Santa Maria di Staffarda.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cuneo trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Alba to Cuneo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Cuneo are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Turin — 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini and Piazza Carignano. Get some historical perspective at Gran Madre di Dio and Basilica di Superga. Get out of town with these interesting Turin side-trips: Colle del Nivolet (in Ceresole Reale) and Abbazia della Novalesa (in Novalesa). The adventure continues: visit Quadrilatero Romano, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turin driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Cuneo to Turin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Cuneo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Turin, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:

Piedmont travel guide

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.