Piedmont

World-renowned vintages, a bounty of historic cities, towns and hilltops villages, and the vineyard-and-castle-threaded countryside of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato are just some of the reasons to visit Piedmont in Northern Italy. Well-priced vacation homes and lodging are other reasons to lure you here as well.   By Catherine

  By Bobbie Leigh The biggest thing that happened to the Piedmont region in Northwestern Italy since Hannibal crossed the Alps in 218 BC was the 2006 Winter Olympic Games celebrated in Turin.  Now this former industrial region, where Fiat and textile mills were catalysts for growth, is poised for