Things to do when camping in Piemonte
Piemonte showcases the natural beauty of Italy with an effortless elegance, and invites holidaymakers to enjoy its captivating culture, sumptuous cuisine and gorgeous landscapes.
The region is home to several areas where nature can best be described as breathtaking. From challenging hikes and long scenic bike rides to pleasant ambles, the countryside of Piemonte is marked by majestic mountains, rolling green valleys lined with vineyards, alluring lakes and nostalgically pleasing villages and towns.
There are plenty of places to take walking and cycling trips, with the Maira Valley offering an alpine setting with plenty of outdoor recreation. The waters of Lago di Mergozzo are ideal for paddling in or strolling around, while Dora Baltea is perfect for white water rafting trips or cycling rides along its meandering path. Varaita Valley provides experienced hikers with challenging climbs and rewarding views.
Lovely flora and fauna can be found in the Natural Park of the Maritime Alps and the gorgeous mountains lakes are a real draw for day-trippers who visit Valle Gesso. There is an absolute abundance of outdoor activities available in Piemonte.
The picturesque Lake Maggiore, which Piemonte shares with neighbouring Lombardy, is one of the great Italian Lakes and is well worth a visit. Enjoy a boat trip to the idyllic islands of Isola Bella & Isola Madre where you can explore beautiful botanical gardens.
Famous for football and Fiat, the beating heart of Piemonte is the city of Turin, which offers wonderful dining and shopping experiences. The capital city of the region, Turin has many notable tourist attractions including Mole Antonelliana Monument, Royal Palace of Turin, Madama Palace, National Cinema Museum, Parco del Valentino and the Basilica of Superga.
One of the best features of the Piemonte countryside is the castles and vineyards that nestle into the landscape. Stunning examples of medieval buildings are on show at Castle of Rivoli and Castle of Agliè, while fine wines can be sampled at the vineyards of Ceretto Winery and Castle of Grinzane Cavour.
If you are taking a camping holiday in Piemonte with the kids, fear not as the region has plenty for young campers to enjoy. A visit to the Pombia Safari Park will be both educational and exciting, while the thrilling rides and attractions at ALPYLAND Theme Park will get their adrenaline rushing.