8 days in Piedmont Itinerary

8 days in Piedmont Itinerary

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Stresa
— 2 nights
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Alba
— 3 nights
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Turin
— 2 nights
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Stresa — 2 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. On the 8th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Vittore and then contemplate the long history of Sacred Mount Calvary of Domodossola. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Piazza Motta, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giulio, and then make a trip to Parco della Rocca Borromea.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Stresa trip itinerary planning app.

Chicago, USA to Stresa is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Alba.
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Alba — 3 nights

Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Castello della Manta and Abbazia di Santa Maria di Staffarda. Get some cultural insight at Castello di Serralunga d'Alba and Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alba: Cattedrale di Asti Santa Maria Assunta (in Asti) and Centro storico (in Cuneo). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo and learn about winemaking at Marchesi di Barolo - Sede legale, magazzini e spedizioni.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Alba attractions tool.

You can drive from Stresa to Alba in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turin.
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Turin — 2 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.
On the 13th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Piazza Carignano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gran Madre di Dio. On the next day, take a stroll through Quadrilatero Romano and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turin tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Alba to Turin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Alba in June, plan for little chillier days in Turin, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Piedmont travel guide

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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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