Landmarks of Piedmont
Two of the most impressive landmarks of Piedmont point to the fascinating medieval history of the north western region.
Heading directly west of Turin, the regional capital of Piedmont, you shortly arrive at the Sacra di San Michele. Built in the 10th century, the religious complex occupies a commanding hill top position which feels as much like a fortress as it does an abbey.
Further south of Turin lies the famous Castello di Serralunga d'Alba: a 14th century stronghold which is the dominant feature of the medieval village that surrounds it.