Established in the 1st Century under Rome
, the Piemonte region
in Northern Italy
obtained its name in the 13th Century, and is derived from the Latin word meaning: at the foot of the mountains
. Bordering France
on the west and Switzerland
on the north, the six provinces of the Piedmont region bear the same name as the provincial capitals: Alessandria, Asti, Cuneo, Novara, Turin
, and Vercelli. Privately-owned vacation rentals for your holiday home accommodations are a welcomed alternative to staying in a hotel.
Skiing is popular.
The 2006 Winter Olympics were staged at Torino
, also known as Turin. Whether you want a wintertime break or a leisurely-paced summer holiday, visiting the Piemonte region in Italy will give you memories in the making, and will draw you back again. In 1861, Turin
was the capital of the Risorgimento
, unification of Italy, until Florence
became the capital in 1865 - leading up to Rome being the present-day capital of Italy. The University of Turin
– founded in 1404 on the land of Prince Ludovico di Savoia - is one of the oldest universities in Europe.
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Visit the Galleria Sabauda
and see the art treasures of the Savoy family who were a major power in the 15th Century. Stay in a lovely apartment for your vacation rental accommodations in this picturesque and historic town. Explore on your own. With you in mind, purchase a two-day pass, three, five or seven-day pass - the
– giving you free entry in more than 180 museums, castles and exhibitions, as well as public transport: panoramic lifts, boats on the river Po, tourist shuttle buses and even the train from Torino to the Torino International Airport
, and preferred rates on car rentals, guided tours and shows – and much more.
As a testament to the enduring attraction of thermal waters
, discover the Roman bath ruins in the area of the municipality of Acqui Termi
– formerly called Acqui Statielli – and enjoy the modern day comforts of one of the spas. The summer months
are the time to enjoy performances at the restored Amphitheatre G. Verdi
. Appreciators of art will want to see the Retrospective Exhibition of Painting
, a yearly event begun in 1970. During the year, various art exhibits can be found at the
and Palazzo Robellini
. Acqui Termi is the cultural centre for national musical competitions
for young pianists, organists, and those who play the harpsichord, and is also home to the Festival of Contemporary Music - Festival di Musica Contemporanea
Villa rentals are rich in architectural details and a most-welcomed accommodation to feel pampered, and surrounded by history as well as the natural beauty of this area. Lago Maggiore
is nestled at the foot of mountains, with its western banks in Piedmont
, eastern banks in Lombardy
, and extending its most northerly 13 kilometres into Switzerland
. This long placid lake is dotted with the unexpected grace and elegance of luxurious villas
– their foundations resting on islands
. Worthy of a visit, book a boat tour beginning in Arona
. Stay in one of the villas nearby or choose an apartment vacation rental for your Italian holiday. A villa rental is often set within manicured gardens, and accompanied by a swimming pool.
Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
offers holiday home accommodation: privately-owned villa rentals, condo rentals in a gated community or a condo rental close to the sea, chalets, cottages, and agriturismos – perfect for a few, a group, or if you choose to travel solo. A villa rental is often chosen as an ideal setting for a family reunion or a marriage celebration.