Surface of 25,402 square kilometers
Population of over 4,390,000
Bordered by Lombardy, Liguria, Aosta Valley and for a very small fragment with Emilia Romagna.
Turin (regional capital), Alessandria, Asti, Biella, Cuneo, Novara, Verbano Cusio Ossola and Vercelli.
Getting To Piemonte
Turin, Milan Malpensa, Genova.
The international airport of Torino Caselle, only 20 minutes from the city centre, provides daily links with the main economic and business centres in Italy and Europe. Malpensa, the most important intercontinental airport in southern Europe, 100 km from Turin, completes the range with connections to the markets of North America and the Far East.
In Piemonte over 1,000 km of motorways link the region to the rest of Europe and Italy. Links with France are provided to the north-west by the Monginevro Pass and above all the A32 motorway through the Frejus tunnel, to the north along the A5 through the Mont Blanc tunnel and to the south, via Ventimiglia, by the A6.
Torino is little more than 150 km from the port of Genoa and 100 km from Savona, connected by the A21 Torino-Piacenza and A6 Torino-Savona motorways.
Piemonte has more than 2,000 Km of lines that run along the main Italian and European routes. The central position of Piemonte with respect to the most important European rail routes will be further strengthened by the work planned to complete the high-speed line in the coming years. The project includes the construction of two high-capacity/high-speed rail lines (Torino-Milano and Torino-Lyon) which make Torino a central transit node on the east-west line, with rapid links in both directions.
Piedmont has hot summers of around 26-29C, and a colder, continental winter climate, and significantly lower rainfall due to the rain shadow effect of the Alps.