Turin, the capital of the Piedmont region lies on the doorstep of the Italian and French Alps so it's a superb gateway for those looking for a fantastic ski holiday. The legacy of the city’s 2006 Winter Olympics means you can enjoy fast, hassle-free transfers to Italy’s very best Alpine Ski resorts.
You will not be short of choice for fantastic ski resorts but if you are looking for something truly spectacular, then Cervinia is perhaps your best choice. It makes the most of its truly awe-inspiring location close to the most famous of all the mountains in the Alps, the Matterhorn. For those seeking off-piste skiing, Courmayeur is the perfect option. This classic ski resort lies just below the Italian side of Mont Blanc and makes a marvellous backdrop to your days spent in 100km of pistes.
Families with children will likely appreciate the Sauze d’Oulx resort where you can find a kindergarten for children and ski & snowboarding school for children as young as four. With the excellent value of accommodation and catering in the resort, it’s the perfect spot for a winter family holiday and to get your first taste of the fantastic Alpine slopes.
If skiing is not your type of thing, don’t worry. Turin has plenty to offer. For centuries, Turin was the heart of the Kingdom of Savoy, thus it is filled with immense architecture including the Residencies of the Royal House of Savoy that helped the city to achieve its UNESCO World Heritage status. Its tree-lined boulevards are constantly occupied by one of the best-selling cars in the world (Fiat), whose headquarters are in Turin. Also, its chocolate was the first saleable hard chocolate in the world and its most famous landmark, the Mole Antonelliana, houses the tallest museum in the world. Simply, Turin and the Piedmont region are a fascinating corner of Italy where you definitely will not be bored.