Recently I went for a short trip to Aosta city, the capital of Aosta Valley region. Driving on motorway from Turin, a few kilometers away from Ivrea, but still in Piedmont, my attention was attracted by an extraordinary landscape, recalling more Irland than Italy: I saw juicy green of grass interspersed with stone parapets. The landscape was completed by gray pillars here and there and mountains in the background. This kind of terraces are used for grapevines, fruit trees cultivation, but also as pastures.
Piedmont is famous not only for beautiful landscapes, fabulous food and great wines, but also for many royal residences left by the Savoy dynasty. The castle of Aglie’, situated in Canavese region, in the north of Piedmont, is an example.
In the north of Piedmont the landscape is delimited by white picks of Alps, the moraine hills variegated by water mirrors. Whereas the south is characteristic by romantic heights that slowly transform into mountains creating a natural border with Liguria and jealously protecting access to the sea. Piedmont is admired by remarkable and diverse landscape and in autumn colorful leaves, vineyards, old castle look amazingly against a background of blue sky. Actually, you can see for yourself! Let’s have a look on the photos below, starting from the north – Canavese region.