Google can be too sophisticated sometimes. One of my Australian friends sent me a link to this wonderful blog that ranks high when you search for properties in Piedmont from Down Under. Goole is short-changing its European users.
I was taken aback by the depth of Fleur Kinson's research into every--yes, every--region in Italy. She knows Italy better than I or any Italian person I know.
So, it is with some degree of pride that I quote from her analysis of Piedmont:
"Beautiful landscapes, great weather and world-beating gastronomy make Piedmont a northern Italian treasure trove. Visitor numbers keep rising, yet property here remains surprisingly affordable [...] In a sensible world, Piedmont would be among the Italian regions most popular with overseas buyers – up there with the likes of Tuscany, Umbria and Le Marche. It has all the kinds of things foreign buyers usually favour: lyrical hilly countryside, pretty farmhouses set amidst vineyards, handsome and super-civilized towns, elegant lakesides and celestial peaks with great skiing. Foreign buyers tend to rather like good food and wine too, and Piedmont excels in both to such a degree that many say it offers Italy’s absolute best...." (read more)
Yes. Yes! Absolutely the best!