Piedmont and Northwest Italy: With Turin and the Alps

Overview

National Geographic Traveler Piedmont & Northwest Italy begins its tour of the region with an evocative visit to the beautiful baroque city of Turin, site of the 2006 Winter Olympics. It then heads to southern Piedmont with its lush, rolling, vine-covered landscapes, including a stop in the medieval town of Alba. Northeast of Turin, Lake Maggiore and the other lakes offer a mixture of breathtaking scenery and culture that has drawn the rich and famous for centuries. Finally, in the northern mountains, ...

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Overview

National Geographic Traveler Piedmont & Northwest Italy begins its tour of the region with an evocative visit to the beautiful baroque city of Turin, site of the 2006 Winter Olympics. It then heads to southern Piedmont with its lush, rolling, vine-covered landscapes, including a stop in the medieval town of Alba. Northeast of Turin, Lake Maggiore and the other lakes offer a mixture of breathtaking scenery and culture that has drawn the rich and famous for centuries. Finally, in the northern mountains, travelers will discover the fabled Valle d'Aosta, a stunning valley featuring fairy-tale castles, Roman remains, and plenty of skiing.

Several detailed sections filled with practical travel information include extensive lists of handpicked hotels and restaurants and insider tips on the best tours. With meticulous maps and lavish photography, the National Geographic Traveler guides ensure exciting and memorable trips.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792241980
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Series: National Geographic Traveler Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 495,224
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

A passionate, lifelong devotee to Italy, and fluent Italian speaker, Tim Jepson has written 17 books on the country and its various regions, including National Geographic Traveler: Italy; National Geographic Traveler: Florence & Tuscany; and National Geographic Traveler: Sicily. Now based in London with the Daily Telegraph, Tim continues to visit Italy regularly and, as a keen hiker and outdoor enthusiast, he particular enjoys the country's splendid mountains and wilderness areas. An Oxford University graduate, he has also worked on Italian programs for the BBC and other television channels.

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