Turin is home to the FIAT automobile works, Alba is the home of Ferrero’s chocolate factories,, Biella produces tissues and silks, Asti is one of the most important centers of Montferrat, one of the best known Italian wine districts in the world, declared officially on 22 June 2014 a UNESCO World Heritage site together with Langhe and Roero.
Piedmont is one of the great winegrowing regions in Italy, producing prestigious wines as Barolo, Barbaresco, from the Langhe near Alba, and the Moscato d’Asti as well as the sparkling Asti from the vineyards around Asti. Indigenous grape varieties include Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Freisa, Grignolino and Brachetto. Langhe is not only famous for its wines, but also cheeses and truffles—particularly the white truffles of Alba.
Once in Turin, you cannot miss a walk in the “salotto d’Italia”, a visit to the local chocolate manufacturers and above all to the second most important museum dedicated to Egyptian Antiquities in the entire world. The Venaria Royal Estate is definitely also a must-see and one of the UNESCO sites in the Turin area.
A day will need to be dedicated to the Langhe region, to discover wines and winemakers who will amaze you with the beauty of their cellars and their vineyards.