Piedmont is a region in the northwest of Italy, next to the border with France. The main city is Turin (Torino), which was host to the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.
The area is justly famous for its wines, which include some of the best produced from Italy, such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto and Moscato D'Asti.
Its local cuisine is renown throughout Italy and the precious white truffles of the region have been compared to gold because of their cost and delicacy.
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