Cheap flights to Piedmont

Piedmont is one of the 20 regions of Italy. It has an area of 25,402 square kilometres making it the second largest of Italy's regions after Sicily. It has a total population of about 4.6 million with capital city Turin as its beating heart.

The region is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, including Monviso, where the Po rises, and Monte Rosa. It borders with France, Switzerland, and the Italian regions of Lombardy, Liguria, Aosta Valley, and for a very small fragment with Emilia Romagna. Terrains for Piedmont are made up of mountains, along with extensive areas of hills and plains.

What to see & do

Mole Antonelliana in Turin – The Mole Antonelliana is a major landmark building in Turin, Italy. It was named after Alessandro Antonelli, the designer and architect who built it in 1863 soon after the Italian Unification. Originally conceived of as a synagogue, it now houses the Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and has become the tallest museum in the world characterised by its monumental proportions.

Royal Church of San Lorenzo – This church is a Baroque-style church found in Turin, adjacent to the Royal Palace of Turin. The present structure was designed and built by Guarino Guarini during 1668-1687. Its cupola, an impressive dome within the church, is stunning – beating the simplicity of the exterior.

Wine tasting and pairing – Piedmont is well known for its great wines, particularly those from Barolo and Barbaresco, Dolcetto, Arneis, Freisa, Gavi, and many others. Most vineyards are on the Langhe hills around Asti and Alba, but the passion for strong red wines is evident among the entire territory. Beers are also available, as well as aromatic wines. Some of the vineyards open their doors to public for a tour, while some also sell. Don't forget to grab a bottle to take home.

The Royal Residences in Piedmont – Scattered in Piedmont are the abodes of various monarchs that has passed and is still living (by bloodline) in Italy. Splendid palace complexes, designed by the best Italian architects, have been kept intact by the government and the royal families so as to keep the legacy going. Some of the notable palaces include the Palazzo Reale, Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Carignano, the Castello del Valentino, Palazzo Chiablese, and Villa della Regina.

How to get around within Piedmont

Although local buses and train services exist in Piedmont, travellers are advised to go around by cars especially when travelling outside Turin and the other cities. Buses and train services are usually linear and some destinations cannot be directly reached by these forms. Walking is also promoted since the view of the attractions is best enjoyed on the ground.

How to get there

Piedmont is well-served by various airports in Italy as it is one of the many favourite destinations in the area. Caselle Airport in Turin is the main airport found in the capital of Piedmont. It has regular flights with main European hubs and Italian cities operated by major airlines and low-cost airlines. Milan airports such as the Malpensa Airport, Linate Airport, and the Oria al Serio also serve the Piedmont region, and still the Cristoforo Colombo Airport of Genoa and the Levaldigi Airport in Cuneo. All of these airports provide direct scheduled and chartered air transport to Piedmont. Lucky for European travellers since they can have direct flights down, but then it is not impossible for others to come to the region since connecting flights are always present and for the taking. For cheap flights, check out the most reliable online source of affordable airline tickets, Skyscanner.

Flights to Piedmont

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