Here below you'll find our tips for 5 day trips you can easily do from Turin by train and/or bus.
- Royal Palace of Venaria and La Mandria Park
The Royal Palace of Venaria is closed on Mondays, so double check before planning.
|relaxing in the royal park in September|
2. Romantic Lake Orta - Lago d'Orta and San Giulio Island
|San Giulio island at Lake Orta|
3. Bardonecchia: the magic of the Alps
|Bardonecchia is a winter wonderland and a natural heaven in the summer|
Just imagine what a culinary exploration of flavors you can do up there: cheeses, grappas, meats, pasta and their sauces...
4. Alba: the world's white truffle hub
|Alba during the truffle bacchanal|
Many Piedmont prime ingredients are from this area and the Nutella headquarters are based here too; Alba counts one the highest concentrations of 5 star restaurants in the world and no matter when you come there will always be something interesting to do and see.
It is a small medieval town at about 90min by train from the Porta Nuova station and you will have to connect in Bra. The ticket is about 6E each way.
|Alba is also famous for its flag throwers!|
You can easily walk away your scrumptious lunch strolling around the town to admire the many 14th and 15th century towers, the romanesque, gothic, baroque buildings and churches with their frescoes.
And don't forget about the picturesque ass palio!
5. Vercelli, the rice capital
|Vercelli city center|
Needless to tell you that the whole Vercelli province is actually beautiful, interesting and unique, not only because of the rice paddies but also for the cultural diversity of its mountain villages and its wine productions.
Yet just one day will be enough for European art, architecture and history lovers to love it; foodies will get the chance to try panissa: the traditional risotto made with Barbera wine, lard and salami and wine lovers will be able to savor Gattinara in its original production area.
the train ticket is around 6E each way and there is a train every hour!
Whenever you'll make it here, you'll simply be in awe of Piedmont, its landscapes, atmospheres and royal flavors!