Piedmont is a region with a great natural heritage. Over 193,000 hectares of land are located in a protected area, with the National Parks of Gran Paradiso and Val Grande, and 56 other parks and nature reserves.
Most of the region has a temperate weather and the whole region is rich in rivers and streams, the fertile and productive lan favored a rich agricultural production. While Turin, along with other towns represented for decades the Italian industry in several areas, Piedmont is today a great example of development in agriculture, food and wine.
Industrialization has not affected many areas of the region, that remained mainly rural and have been able to use their knowledge and traditions in a modern and sustainable context, not only by promoting the production of their local products, from wine to hazelnuts, truffles and cheeses to a level of excellence appreciated worldwide. Along with the revival of the agricultural production, the agro tourism has developed leading to the spread of structures and cottages creating one of the richest networks in Italy.
One of the strands of this development is the wine production, which affects large areas and is the greatest strength point in small towns. One of the most attractive areas from this point of view are the Langhe, Roero andMonferrato, that are part of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.
These medieval villages are fully active in wine production, in particular Barolo, also called red gold, and have a rich food and wine tourism. In La Morra the bronze statue of the Vignaiolo D’Italia is an evidence of this kind of production, monument built in 1972.
In Cuneo there’s Neive, which is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy because it still has its original structure with the impressive Clock Tower. Where you will be able to stay in an elegant Charming Hotel.
In Alta Langa you can visit Bossolasco, a small minicipality in Cuneo district, called The Pearl of the Langhe, is part of the Mountain Community Alta Langa. Where you will be pampered by a refined Relais.
Its ancient origins date back to the second century BC, and its great location on a hill overlooking the valley of the Tanaro and Belbo made it an important center in the Middle Ages. The ruins of the Castle Del Carretto of the fourteenth century and the Castle of Balestrino of the seventeenth century are the evidences of its past.
In Asti and Monferrato there’s Nizza Monferrato, located between Alba, Asti and Alessandria is at the center of an important agricultural and commercial industry for wine and sparkling wine. Among other wines, the most important production of Nizza is the Barbera. In Nizza Monferrato you will be welcome by a beautiful Charming Agritourism.
The whole area is dotted with castles, palaces and ancient villages rich in history, as in Solonghello, a small municipality in Alessandria district with the castle, a fortress dating back to the twelfth century. In the same district there are Murisengo and its castle dating back to the thirteenth century. Its impressive tower is the oldest part of the building that has undergone many changes over the centuries, but thanks to a recent restoration can now host events and exhibitions. In this area you will be able to choose between an elegant Charming Hotel and a warm Charming Agritourism.
Besides, in other regions, Charminly offers you the possibility to stay in beautiful Relais, Masserie and Alberghi Diffusi.