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Piedmont is a region at the foot of Italy’s Alps that’s famed for its sophisticated foodie scene and its outstanding wine, as well as offering baroque architecture. Among the most stunning sites in Piedmont is the Mole Antonelliana, which towers over the city with a soaring Gothic spire. More quirky attractions are also on offer here including the National Automobile Museum, which hosts a collection of rare and historic cars and pays tribute to the region’s primary industry. At the Egyptian Museum, you’ll find hundreds of exhibits and artefacts from ancient Egypt.

For those who want to explore nature, places like Lake Orta, Isola Bella, the Borromean Islands and Isola Madre all have something unique to offer. For history enthusiasts, the Madama Palace museum offers arts and crafts dating back thousands of years, and the Royal Palace of Turin is a royal residence that also offers a museum and armoury. For mountain skiing, Via Lattea is a famed ski resort offering events throughout the year.

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