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For less than 100,000 Euros...
At lake Orta, Apartamento del Sasso is a compact but stunning studio apartment is only 40 minutes from Malpensa Airport by car. Malpensa is also a main hub for Easy Jet with regular flights every day to and from the U.K. This apartment is available at only 75,000 Euros including furniture and fittings.
La Famulenta. Located on a hilltop dominating the regular and suggestive countryside, placed in the heart of Monferrato, La Famulenta is an antique farmhouse carefully restored both on the outside and in the interiors respecting the local architectural tradition.
Part of the façade in antique and handmade bricks and local stone, thermally protected roof renovated with ancient traditional coppi tiles, copper gutters; thermal insulating glasses (low heat lost), floors with sound proof panels. Ceilings with oak beams and ceiling panelling or vaulted ceilings. quality timber doors and windows,
Prices start from only 98,000 Euros at La Famulenta.
less than 200,000 Euros...
There is 30,000 m2 of land including mature pine trees and a small agricultural space and gardens in addition to a large area suitable for a swimming pool. A one-car garage and a barn, which can be converted into additional living space, are also included.
For less than 400,000 Euros...
The Park includes an exquisite building, which is known as Casa Madre, that will contain shops, a restaurant, a well-being area, residential apartments and apartments managed for tourists along with hotel residence facilities.
over 1 million Euros...
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Geography of Piemonte
The region is mostly mountains and hills, on the north-western border of Italy with France and Switzerland; surrounded by some of the highest mountains in Europe, such as the Gran Paradiso and Monte Rosa, it is occupied to the East by the Padana plain, crossed by the largest river in Italy, the Po, and its many tributaries.
Thanks to the great abundance of water agriculture is very important,
the main products being rice, wine, maize, potatoes and the precious white
truffle. Tourism is also especially lively in the winter resorts in the
Alps. But in spite of the advanced industrialization and modernity of
the cities, the Piemontese are very conservative as far as their traditions
are concerned, and folk festivals are still widely attended.
From the highest peaks the land slopes down to hilly areas, (not always,
though; sometimes there is a brusque transition from the mountains to
the plains) and then to the upper, and then the lower the great Padana
Plain. The countryside is varied: one passes from the rugged peaks of
the massifs of Monte Rosa and of Gran Paradiso (national park), to the
damp rice paddies of the Vercellese and Novarese; from the gentle hillsides
of the Langhe and of Montferrat to the plains. The percentage of the territory
which is a protected area is 7.6%. There are 56 different national or
regional parks. One such park is the Gran Paradiso National Park.
History of Piemonte
Piedmont was inhabited in early historic times by Celtic-Ligurian tribes such as the Taurini and the Salassi. They were later submitted by the Romans (c. 220 BC), who founded several colonies there including Augusta Taurinorum (Turin) and Eporedia (Ivrea). After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the region was repeatedly invaded by the Burgundians, the Goths (5th century), Byzantines, Lombards (6th century), Franks (773). In the 9th-10th centuries there were further incursions by the Magyars and Saracens. At the time Piedmont, as part of the Kingdom of Italy within the Holy Roman Empire, was subdivided into several marks and counties.
The Republic of Alba was created in 1796 as a French client republic in Piedmont before the area was annexed by France in 1801. In June 1802 a new client republic, the Subalpine Republic, was established in Piedmont and in September it was also annexed. In the congress of Vienna, the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia was restored, and furthermore received the Republic of Genoa to strengthen it as a barrier against France.
Piedmont was an initial springboard for Italy's unification in 1859-1861,
following earlier unsuccessful wars against the Austrian Empire in 1820-1821
and 1848-1849. This process is sometimes referred to as Piedmontisation.
The House of Savoy became Kings of Italy, and Turin briefly became the
capital of Italy. However, the addition of territory paradoxically reduced
Piedmont's importance to the kingdom, and the capital was moved to Florence,
and then to Rome. One remaining recognition of Piedmont's historical role
was that the crown prince of Italy was known as the Prince of Piedmont.
Towns of Piemonte
/ Piedmont contains the provinces of Alessandria, Asti, Cuneo, Novara,
Turin and Vercelli. The region forms part of an industrial triangle created
by Milan Turin and Genoa. Turin (Torino) is the regional capital and possesses
many fine shops and museums of historical interest. The area has many
famous towns such as Asti and Barolo which are world famous for its wines
while Alba with its chic sophistication is home to the white truffle festival
Wines & Cuisine
is home to some of the world's most respected award winning wines such
as Barbera, Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, and Asti Spumante
among many others.
The region is world famous for its white truffles which attract thousands of tourists each year to celebratory festivals during autumn, the most famous of which is held in Alba. We must not forget the great cheeses such as the Robiola ('tuma' as the locals call it) which is produced in the Langhe Hills. The region is also well known for its hazelnuts which are sold in small craft shops specializing in the production of sweets using this traditional product.
One last glance goes towards the hills of the province of Novara, where
fine food and wine itineraries await gourmands. Let’s not forget
the true symbol of Lago Maggiore: the perch. Delicious filets or magnificent
risotti exalting its flavour are served in the many restaurants of the
lake area. Fish lovers can sample trout, arctic char, tench, carp, pike
and whitefish. These fish can be served breaded, fried, stewed, marinated,
proposed with traditional as well as new recipes.
Outdoor Activities in Piemonte
Skiing can be found both in the north and south of Piemonte, the areas in the north very well known – Valle d’ Aosta, Sestriere, Courmayeur are just a few. The areas in the south less well known and not yet discovered by package tourism, you therefore ski in a relaxed manner and normally with local Italian families.
Valle di Susa extends over 1,500 km of ski runs and trails, set in a natural landscape that is unmatched anywhere in the world. They offer illuminated slopes for night skiing and extremely long off-trail routes through fresh snow. Sestriere, Sauze d’Oulx, Cesana, Claviere and Sansicario are some of the ski resorts found in this area
The Cuneo and Mondovi areas offer a vast expanse of ski runs, state of the art lifts, unspoilt landscapes and opportunities for visitors to sample the local delights at many après ski venues.
Limone Piemonte, Artesinia, Prato Nevosa, Lurisia, Frabosa Soprana and
Garessio are some of the resorts in these valleys. Limone Piemonte and
Mondole Ski have good facilities and offer ski runs for all levels, snowboarding,
play areas in the snow for children and of course many bars for those
who choose only to participate in the Après-ski.