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Piedmont (Piemonte) voted the number One destination in 2019 by Lonely Planet

I’ve lived in the beautiful Piemonte region for many years now and have slowly seen Italy’s little secret gain international recognition.

In recent years parts of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato regions have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Lists, and in fact in 2015 Lonley Planet voted Piemonte the 6th most popular destination to visit in Europe.

Well now for 2019 Lonely Planet has voted Piemonte the number one region to visit, followed by the CatskillsUSA, Northern Peru,The Red Centre Australia,Scotland’s Highlands and Islands, Russia far east, Gujarat India, Manitoba Canada, Normandy France and finally Elqui Valley Chile.

In my opinion the region’s success is due to its diversity. You have Turin the capital of Piemonte itself, steeped in history, museums, theatres, cafes and restaurants.

Barolo produces some of the most famous wines in the world. You can visit this historic town and taste the wines directly from the manufactures.

Lago d’Orta is well worth a visit surrounded by medieval villages and the beautiful Isola San Giulio.

Alba, my home town, is the capital of the White Truffle with thousands of people visiting during October and November to participate in it’s famous Truffle festival

The Monferrato and Roero are also beautiful regions producing world class wine backed by a stunning rolling landscape.

I could go on and on, but finally I need to mention the people themselves here in this region. Extremely friendly and kind, welcoming visitors to the area and so full of patriotism and enthusiasm for the food and wine of the area.

In conclusion I’m very proud of Piemonte’s latest achievement but not at all surprised.

Lonely Planet vote Piemonte the 6th most popular destination to visit in Europe

The Piedmont (Piemonte) region of Italy has been generating a lot of interest lately particularly with it’s inclusion in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Now more accolades follow. The region has now been voted the 6th more interesting location to visit in Europe by the Europe-based editors and authors of Lonely Planet, which is the largest travel guide book publisher in the world.

Lonely Planet mention Turin as a great place to see, particularly the Egyptian Museum and go on to highlight the Unesco-listed landscapes of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato. Further mention is also given to our wonderful towns of Barolo,Barbaresco and La Morra.

Here is a list of the top ten places that Lonely Planet wish to visit:

Akureyri, Iceland
Leipzig, Germany
The Azores, Portugal
Málaga, Spain
Belgrade, Serbia
Piedmont, Italy
Baku, Azerbaijan
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Tromsø, Norway
Porto, Portugal

Piedmont really does have lot to offer in terms of culture,cuisine,wine and beautiful landscapes and in my opinion fully deserves the recognition it now receives.