8 days in Piedmont Itinerary

8 days in Piedmont Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Piedmont trip planner
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Orta San Giulio
— 2 nights
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Turin
— 5 nights
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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. Explore Orta San Giulio's surroundings by going to Basilica di Sant'Andrea (in Vercelli), Santuario di Oropa (in Oropa) and Sacro Monte (in Varallo). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ricetto di Candelo, learn about winemaking at Azienda vitivinicola Il Roccolo di Mezzomerico, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Orta, and explore the fascinating underground world of Antica Cava di Ornavasso.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Orta San Giulio online trip builder.

Valletta, Malta to Orta San Giulio is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. When traveling from Valletta in December, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Orta San Giulio: temperatures range from 10°C by day to -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turin.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Turin — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Reggia Di Reale (in Venaria Reale) and Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi (in Stupinigi). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turin trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Orta San Giulio to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Orta San Giulio in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 3°C in Turin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games
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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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