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Why choose Piemonte?
Piemonte (English spelling Piedmont) offers something for everyone be it sports, food, culture, skiing, wine and access to the wonderful Italian cities of Milan, Turin, and Genoa. Buying in Piemonte could be the ideal choice for you. The climate of long hot summers combine with short, cold winters ideal for skiing in the Alps. Access is not a problem, with budget airlines flying into Genoa, Turin and Milan from major international airports. A further good reason is the wine and cuisine of the region. Piedmont is home to some of the world's most famous wines and is also home to the precious white truffle and many festivals throughout the autumn are centered around the dishes in which it is used. Piemonte also boasts some of Europe’s most breathtaking landscapes: the magificent Lake Maggiore, vineyards and rolling hills and mountains which provide spectacular settings for its ski resorts. For those who enjoy sporting activities such as trekking, horse riding and cycling, Piemonte is also ideal. As for the Piemontese themselves, they are welcoming and relaxed and if you can speak just a few words of Italian they will take to you readily. Map showing Piemonte in Italy

Property market in Piemonte
Property prices in Piemonte are still very competitive when compared to the UK and other regions in Italy like Tuscany. A fine villa will cost in the region of 3,500 euros per m2 while a farmhouse in need of renovation can be picked up for as little as 500 euros per m2. With a high influx of tourists visiting the area seeking self catering type holiday accommodation, investors looking at properties in Piemonte with holiday rental potential certainly have an interesting investment opportunity. A typical two bedroom property can fetch in the region of Euro 1,000 per week in rental income with this figure increasing depending on standard of accommodation and amenities e.g. if there is a swimming pool. Also Piemonte is an all year round region attracting tourists both in the summer months and for skiing in the winter.

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Apartamento del SassoWhat can I buy within my budget ?

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 FamulentaLa 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.

 

Bonvicino nei Pini For less than 200,000 Euros...
Between €100,000 and €200,000 you will find lots of appealing options in Piemonte. For example Bonvicino nei Pini is a wood and stone building from the late 1800's has been tastefully restored and offers traditional beauty throughout.

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...
Between 200,000 and €400,000, there are a wide variety of properties available, and the opprotunities in the lakes really opens up.

Antiche Cure di GhiffaIf you are looking for something very special, then consider Antiche Cure di Ghiffa Residential Park, on the shores of Lake Maggiore, is a piece of Paradise, the ideal place for those who are not simply looking for a home, but a new way of living in time and space.

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.

 

Villa BiellaAnd over 1 million Euros...
If you want to spend a million euros or more, Piemonte has plenty of wonderful villas in delightful settings to tempt you. For example Villa Biella is a splendid villa, with a floor area of 500 m2 over 3 floors, a spacious and comfortable living room, 9 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, kitchen, terrace with panoramic views. The villa is surrounded by magnificent gardens with subtropical plants on an area of 2000 m2

 

Many of these are off-market so contact us so that we can offer a selection of suitable properties.

 

Geography of Piemonte

Landscape of PiemonteThe 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.

Piemonte borders Lombardy, Liguria, Aosta Valley and for a very small fragment with Emilia Romagna. The geography of Piedmont is 43.3% mountainous, along with extensive areas of hills (30.3%) and plains (26.4%). Piedmont is the second largest of Italy's 20 administrative regions, after Sicily.

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.


History of PiemonteIn 1046, Oddo of Savoy added Piedmont to their main territory of Savoy, with a capital at Chambéry (now in France). Other areas remained independent, such as the powerful comuni (municipalities) of Asti and Alessandria and the marquisates of Saluzzo and Montferrat. The County of Savoy was elevated to a duchy in 1416, and Duke Emanuele Filiberto moved the seat to Turin in 1563. In 1720, the Duke of Savoy became King of Sardinia, founding what evolved into the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia and increasing Turin's importance as a European capital.

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

Turin capital of PiemontePiemonte / 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 in autumn.

 

Wines & Cuisine

WIne from PiemontePiedmont 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 most widely grown grape is of the Nebbiolo variety which is used to produce the famous Barolo wine. All these wines have been perfected over a period of three thousand years, centuries longer than the oldest French wines. Considering Italy's small size, at three-quarters the area of California, its production of 8 billion bottles per year is even more astounding. Though only seventh in production, Piemonte stands first in quality.

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

Ski in PiemonteSkiing 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.

Lakes


Lake Maggiore

Lake MaggioreA crown of mountains embraces Lago Maggiore: the scenario is dominated by the Alps and the Monte Rosa massif. Leave the lake’s shore AND visit the many towns located in the hills and mountains. Aside from breathtaking views, they also offer a precious heritage of folklore and ancient tradition.

Discover the valleys facing Lago Maggiore such as Val Formazza with its Toce waterfall; Val Vigezzo, nicknamed “Valley of the Painters”; Valle Anzasca whose high point is the Walser village of Macugnana and the Valle Antrona dotted with charming alpine lakes. Among these treasures of nature, there is the vAL Grande National Park in the upper LaKE Maggiore area, one of the most extensive natural areas of central Europe.

Along the lake, made famous for the presence of the Borromean Islands, located in the gulf of the same name in front of Stresa there are many points of interest: luxurious villas and splendid gardens built in the 19th and 20th centuries along the Piemonte shore. Stresa and Verbania deserve to be toured. The Borromeo gardens, Villa Taranto and Villa San Remigio can be admired there.

Lake d'Orta

Lake OrtaNearby Lago d’Orta makes this tourist area even more charming. This body of water hosts the enchanting Island of San Giulio. From Omega, reference point for the entire Cusio area, we climb through Val Strona, renowned for wood works among which Pinocchio from Collodi and the production of brass musical instruments.

 

 

 

Lake Viverone

The Lago di Viverone is located in another area of Piemonte between Biella, Vercelli and Ivrea in the moraine hills of the Serra. The south shore of the lake hosts ducks, mallards, coots, grebes and gulls that live in the woods and reed groves. The north shore is filled with hotels, campsites, restaurants, beaches and wine cellars where the famous white Erbaluce wine is made.

Among the lakes that fill the regional territory there is also the Lago di Avigliana, located in the Natural Park of the same name found at the outlet of the Susa valley at the foot of Monte Pirchiarano. The mountaintop is the location of the Sacra di San Michele monastery in a characteristic area of the moraine amphitheatre at Rivoli-Avigliana, only a few kilometers from Torino.

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