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PLACES TO VISIT   All sites in English or English version unless specified
  Official Piedmont Region tourist information, including a good list of itineraries and places to visit.
  Asti Province tourist site with lots of information about local events and news

  The Langhe, Monferrato and Roero Tourist Consortium including information about restaurants, news and events.
  Tourist Site for Turin click on English, lots of good information on events and the attractions
  Tourist Site for Genoa, lots of good information on events and the attractions
  Information about Cinque Terre including hotels, itineraries and guides
  All about Lake Orta, the smallest of the Italian alpine lakes
  Magical Lake Maggiore
  Nature Parks and Reserves around Asti including Valle Andona e Valle Botte (our home)
  Turin's Theatre Royal, in Italian with history archives, scheduled shows, booking and interactive tour
La Scala Opera house in Milan
  VENARIA REALE, the Savoy kings showcase country estate and palace just outside of Turin, rivals the Palace of Versaille in France.

  The Slow Food movement originated in Piedmont and now is an international movement for the preservation of real food.Check out the CHEESE 2009 site for Bra Cheese Festival
  Eataly in Turin -A food and wine center where visitors can buy, taste and learn about high-quality food and drink. Under the auspices of the Slow Food Society
  Bava is one of our favourite local wineries ("Barbera mon amour"), and they feature a range of artisan chocolates at their tasting room.Click on English
  The Moscato D'Asti Association.
  Enoteca Regionale del Barberesco - all about Barberesco wines
Enoteca Regionale del Barolo - all about Barolo wines

Did you know that Piedmont was one of the first chocolate centres of Europe, a sweet tradition to this day.

Alistair Sawdays definitive guide to charming bed and breakfast hotels in Italy.

Popular travel related portal with traveller's forums and reviews of hotels including Villa Sampaguita.

Website for Italian Rail Network, in Italian and English
The Italian Autostrade sight for news and information about Italy's toll-highway network.
CNN 5 day weather forecast for Asti region, although its not local it's uncannily accurate.
List of golf courses in Piedmont (in Italian) with links.


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