Bordering France and Switzerland, Piedmont is located in the northwestern part of the country.
It lies at the foot of the Alps, and its name derives from the Latin term pedem montium, which literally means “at the foot of the mountains.”
It is renowned as one of the most famous wine regions, nestled among winding and charming hills, and on a land with ancient origins, namely the Langhe and Monferrato.
Its strategic geographic location has made the region a priority access point in Italy and, therefore, highly coveted by various foreign powers. Historically, it has been the stage for many events that have shaped the nation.
Its capital, Turin, was once the capital of the Kingdom of Italy before Florence and the current capital, Rome.