With a population of around 4.6 million, Piedmont is among the 20 regions of Italy. The term Piedmont came from ‘ad pedem montium’ which means ‘at the foot of the mountains’. Just like all of Italy, Piedmont’s official language is Italian. Languages within the region also include, but are not limited to, Piedmontese, Insubric, Occitan, and Franco-Provençal. Among the region’s provinces include Alessandria, Asti, Biella, Cuneo, Novara, Turin, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, and Vercelli, other district regions that are within Piedmont geographically include Langhe, Monferrato, and Roero Hills.
What to see & do
Common spots to visit when in Piedmont include Museo Egizio, National Museum of Cinema, Palace of Venaria, Mole Antonelliana, Shroud of Turin, Royal Palace of Turin, Royal Church of San Lorenzo, Palazzo Madama e Casaforte degli Acaja, Palazzo Carignano, Isola Bella, Borromean Islands, Susa Valley, Turin Cathedral, Sabauda Gallery, Museum of Oriental Art, Giardini Botanici Villa Taranto, Teatro Regio di Torino, Castle of Rivoli, Sacro Monte di Oropa, Royal Palace of Racconigi, Museum of the Risorgimento, Mottarone, Isola Madre, Basilica of San Gaudenzio, Lago di Mergozzo, and Santa Caterina del Sasso, among others.