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Ryanair announce flights to Cuneo

Ryanair have announced weekly flights to Cuneo  during the 2008/9 ski season. Flights are available from the Stansted and Birmingham from 20th December, and prices start around the £27.00 mark.

Cuneo is the capital of the Piedmont region of Italy and  is close to Turin. This is great news for those who enjoy the Piedmont ski resorts and also for those who have a holiday home in this beautiful part of Italy.

Most of our properties are based in the increasingly popular Langhe wine region  (the home to Barolo wine) and while the drive to Turin airport is by no means difficult, Cuneo is far easier and does not involve any motorway. The journey takes about an hour from Alba.

All in all great news for those who have a property here, or just enjoy the wonderful skiing facilities in the Cuneo area.

Piemonte Italy

Piemonte is situated in the North West corner of Italy and comprises the provinces of Alessandria, Asti, Cuneo, Novara, Vercelli, and Turin which is the region’s Capital. The area forms part of an industrial triangle created by Milan, Turin and Genoa.

Piemonte (or Piedmont as the English refer to it) has long been regarded as Italy’s little secret where Italians for many years and to this current day use the area as a vacation destination. The 2006 Winter Olympics have been a great advertisement for Piemonte and has served to introduce this beautiful area to the world.

The region is world famous for its wine production and the Langhe hills are home to the great Barolo wines and nearby Asti produces its Spumante. Food lovers around the world visit the region to sample its truffles and visit Bra the capital of the “Slow Food movement”. Continue reading