Piemonte in short

Porte Palatine
Porte Palatine - Torino

From the moment when Emanuele Filiberto transferred the capital of the renaissance Duchy of Savoy to Turin, right up to the reunification of Italy, brought about both on the battlefields and in the chambers of the Subalpine parliament, which can still be seen in Palazzo Carignano, Piedmont was considered the "capital" region of Italy. The transfer of the Italian capital to Rome by no means deprived Piedmont of its central role in fostering new ideas and in the important developments of more recent history, such as the Resistance and the formation of the Welfare State. Indeed, Turin’s agency in the latter of these two was pivotal, partly due to its new role as Italy’s industrial capital, a title attained in the middle of the nineteenth century and still rigorously defended nowadays, in the 21st century. This capacity to constantly reinvent itself, transforming crises into opportunities for new development, means that Piedmont lies at the nerve centre for new technologies and innovation, not just in Italy, but in all of Europe.

 

Monviso
Monviso

With its 160,000 hectares of protected land, Piemonte provides the opportunity to discover unique countryside and habitats typical of alpine areas, and of hills and plains. 41% of the region is characterised by imposing mountain chains which are home to internationally-renowned ski resorts while the remaining 59% is divided between hills and plains (which include the main rice fields in Europe). It borders with France on the west, Switzerland on the north, Valle d’Aosta on the north-west, Lombardy on the east, Emilia Romagna on the south-east and Liguria on the south. The protected land also boasts two national parks: the Gran Paradiso and the Val Grande, and particular importance is paid to the area of the river Po, which covers the entire stretch of the river in Piemonte as well as the area to the north-east, occupied by Lago Maggiore and Lago d’Orta.
Past and future, art and the culture of food, handicrafts and research are all established in a region with a powerful productive impulse: an area which is both at the avant-garde of innovation and new technology and characterised by extraordinary natural richness. Here, the cultural opportunities go hand in hand with the array of free-time activities.
 

Fontana del cervo - Reggia di Venaria
Reggia di Venaria Reale

The 15 Residenze Reali (Royal Residences), ascribed to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1997, are perfect highlights of art, culture and countryside and they are an artistic and cultural treasure, not only for the region, but also for the whole of Europe. An alternative way to visit a region is to follow a Medieval pilgrim route, and Piemonte, with its doors always open to Europe, offers this opportunity with its numerous ancient abbeys, churches and with the seven Sacri Monti, which were also included in the UNESCO list in 2003. The cultural heritage is made up of residences, historical gardens, castles, fortresses and over 400 museums, ranging from the civic, public and ethnographic to eco-museums; all these are capable of guaranteeing a striking and complete offer for art lovers, and take the form of exhibition centres with displays which range from archaeology to contemporary art, from natural science to cinema, and from decorative art to anthropology.

 

AIRPORTS


STATIONS


HOSPITALS

  • Torino - Ospedale San Giovanni Battista - MOLINETTE
    Corso Francesco Lazzari detto il Bramante 88
    Centralino: Tel/Fax: +39.011.6331633 – Fax. +39.011.5722
    E-mail: urp@molinette.piemonte.it
    www.molinette.piemonte.it
  • Torino -  Azienda Ospedaliera CTO - Maria Adelaide Di Torino
    Via G. Zuretti 29
    Centralino: Tel. +39.011.6933.111
    www.cto.to.it
  • Torino -  Ospedale Infantile Regina Margherita
    Piazza Polonia 94
    Centralino: Tel. +39.011.3134444 – Fax. +39.011.31344641
    E-mail: urp@oirmsantanna.piemonte.it
    www.oirmsantanna.piemonte.it
  • Alessandria - Azienda Ospedaliera Nazionale SS. Antonio e Biagio e c. Arrigo
    Via Venezia 16 – Tel. +39.0131.206111
    Numero Verde prenotazione visite ed esami: 800017747
  • Asti - Ospedale Cardinal Massaia
    Corso Dante 202
    Centralino: Tel. +39.0141.481111
  • Biella - Ospedale degli Infermi
    Via Rodolfo Caraccio 5
    Centralino: Tel. +39.015.35031
  • Cuneo - Azienda Sanitaria Ospedaliera S. Croce e Carle
    Via M. Coppino 26
    Centralino: Tel: +39.0171.641111 - Fax: +39.0171.699545
    E.-mail: urp@ospedale.cuneo.it
    Indirizzo PEC (Posta Elettronica Certificata): aso.cuneo@cert.legalmail.it
  • Novara - Ospedale Maggiore della Carità
    Via Mazzini 18
    Centralino: Tel. +39.0321.373 1 (attivo 24 ore su 24)
    www.maggioreosp.novara.it
  • Vercelli - Ospedale di Sant’Andrea
    Corso Mario Abbiate 21
    Centralino: Tel. +39. 0161.5931
  • Verbania - Ospedale Castelli
    Via Crocetta 1
    Centralino: Tel. +39. 0323.5041
    www.aslvco.it/ita/ospedaleverbania.htm


EMEGENCY NUMBERS

  • State Police: 113
  • Fire brigade: 115
  • First Aid: 118
  • Financial Police: 117
  • Breakdown service: 803.116


IAT – TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICES

  • AGENZIA DI ACCOGLIENZA E PROMOZIONE TURISTICA LOCALE DI ALESSANDRIA – ALEXALA
    Piazza Santa Maria di Castello, 14 – 15100 ALESSANDRIA
    Tel. +39.0131.288095 - +39.0131.227454
    Fax. +39.0131.220546
    E-mail: info@alexala.it
    www.alexala.it
    Infopoint:
    Via Gagliaudo 2
    I-15100 Alessandria
    Tel. e Fax. +39.0131.234794
    E-mail: iat@comune.alessandria.it
    www.comune.alessandria.it
  • AGENZIA DI ACCOGLIENZA E PROMOZIONE TURISTICA LOCALE DI ASTI – ASTITURISMO
    Piazza Alfieri 29 - Asti
    Tel: +39.0141.530357
    Fax: +39.0141.538200
    E-mail: info1@astiturismo.it
    www.astiturismo.it
  • BIELLA - AGENZIA DI ACCOGLIENZA E PROMOZIONE TURISTICA LOCALE DI BIELLA
    Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 3 - 13900 BIELLA
    Tel. +39.015.351128
    Fax. +39.015.34612
    E-mail: info@atl.biella.it
    www.atl.biella.it
  • AGENZIA DI ACCOGLIENZA E PROMOZIONE TURISTICA LOCALE DI CUNEO
    Via Vittorio Amedeo II 8/A – Cuneo
    Tel: +39.0171.690217
    Fax: +39.0171.602773
    E-mail: info@cuneoholiday.com
    www.cuneoholiday.com
  • AGENZIA DI ACCOGLIENZA E PROMOZIONE TURISTICA LOCALE DELLE LANGHE E DEL ROERO
    Piazza Risorgimento, 2 – 12051 ALBA (CN)
    Tel. +39 0173/362807 (amministrazione) - +39 0173/35833 (info turismo)
    Fax. +39 0173/363878
    E-mail: info@langheroero.it
    www.langheroero.it
  • AGENZIA DI ACCOGLIENZA E PROMOZIONE TURISTICA LOCALE DELLA PROVINCIA DI NOVARA
    Baluardo Quintino Sella, 40 – 28100 NOVARA
    Tel. +39 0321/394059
    Fax. +39 0321/631063
    E-mail: info@turismonovara.it
    www.turismonovara.it
  • TORINO - Turismo Torino e Provincia
    Agenzia di Accoglienza e Promozione Turistica del Territorio della Provincia di Torino

    Via Maria Vittoria 19 - Torino
    Tel.: +39.011.81.85.011
    Fax: +39.011.88.34.26
    E-mail: info.torino@turismotorino.org
    www.turismotorino.org
    Infopoint:
    Torino, Piazza Castello/via Garibaldi
    Stazione Ferroviaria di Porta Nuova
    Aeroporto Internazionale di Caselle
    Tel. +39.011.535181
    Fax +39.011.530070
    E-mail: info.torino@turismotorino.org
    www.turismotorino.org
  • AGENZIA DI ACCOGLIENZA E PROMOZIONE TURISTICA LOCALE DELLA VALSESIA E DEL VERCELLESE - TURISMO VALSESIA
    Corso Roma, 38 - Varallo – VC
    Tel. +39.0163.564404
    Fax: +39.0163.53091
    E-mail: info@atlvalsesiavercelli.it
    www.atlvalsesiavercelli.it


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Last Updated on 04/06/2015

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