The secret is now officially out… Piemonte has just been named Top Region in the Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019 list.
Of course, we knew already that it was the best place to visit, but it’s still nice when other people agree.
You can see the full details, and a nice video, here
Or check out these highlights which I’ve kindly copied and pasted for you:
This landlocked northwestern corner of Italy – former Savoy stronghold, crucible of Italian nationhood and 20th-century industrial powerhouse – is adept at playing to its strengths but not always so good at selling its considerable charms to visitors. However, with Turin’s contemporary-arts and electronic-music scenes flourishing, a very special self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci squirrelled away in the city’s Biblioteca Reale, sublimely remote Alpine walking trails and a clutch of exquisitely bucolic villages and valleys offering up arguably Italy’s best reds (wine) and whites (truffles), it might not be just the savvy, arty, foodie traveller’s secret for much longer.
It’s not always easy being ‘on trend’, but if you want to give it a try, you’ll need somewhere exceptional to stay when you visit. I can heartily recommend this place!
And just to whet your appetite, here’s a small taste of what it’s like here right now…