Holidays in Italy: agro tourism in Piedmont

Holidays in Italy: agro tourism in Piedmont
Holidays in Italy: agro tourism in Piedmont

Agro tourism in Piedmont is an opportunity to live in a region that became famous far beyond the borders of Italy as one of the gastronomic centers and a center of leisurely vacations. Famous movement on promotion Italian cuisine - Slow Food - has a lot of followers in Piedmont, especially among owners of agro tourism estates. It gives tourists the chance to not just try famous truffles and Asti sparkling wine, but also get acquainted with the process of collecting and producing.

Agro tourism in Piedmont offer accommodation in villas, rural hotels and farm. Villas and farms at the same place can be met quite often. For example, Il Cavenago country estate in Navara offers accommodation in rural Italy on a farm, or, to be more precise, in a house at the wine plantation. Villa Il Cavenago is surrounded by picturesque vineyards.

Agro tourism in Piedmont has no single standard. It may be both presented by luxury villas of the 17th century and common roadside inns. And this hotel is allowed to use agro tourism name only because the grandfather of its current owner once had an allotment here.

Those, who want to organize agro tourism vacation in Piedmont, should know features of one or another part of the region. Bustling neighborhood of Turin or aristocratic Alba with truffle gatherers, vast expanses of the Gran Paradiso National Park or Navara valley, Asti vineyards or famous Canelli wine cellars - every corner of Piedmont has its own charm.

Today, Piedmont is a part of a new trend in Italian tourism, which was called Slow Travel. Slow Travel and Slow Food are part of a single concept. This is leisurely tourism, which provides for "savoring" of particular details, whether it is mountain scenery, a small church on the outskirts of the village, old stables or legends that are different in many districts of the region. And all of this, of course, is combined with the famous Piedmont cuisine.

Ilya Kalachev

Date: 05/06/2011

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