Piemonte means “at foot of the mountains” and as the name says the region is full of beautiful mountains and hills and it is also surrounded by some of the highest mountains in Europe. Piemonte is a pure European city which has an open and international atmosphere. Piemonte region is very renowned for its culture of wines and cuisine and is also Italy’s major rice producer. Turin is the capital of Piemonte and it is a masterpiece of aesthetic urban design. Lago Maggiore is a very popular tourist destination in Piemonte. The surroundings of the lake are excellent for hiking trips.