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The Monteu Roero castle was called Monte Acuto from the Latin Mons Acutus in the ancient age due to its strategic position. High-placed, on the top of a steep hill, the Mount Acuto, even then ensuring a splendid view of the magnificent Roero, the surrounding territory, it guaranteed the strategic supremacy, the safety of the fort and of its inhabitants. That is the reason why many emperors and queens have exploited the beauty and the protection of this incomparable position.Monteu Roero (CN)

The Monteu Roero castle was called Monte Acuto from the Latin Mons Acutus in the ancient age due to its strategic position. High-placed, on the top of a steep hill, the Mount Acuto, even then ensuring a splendid view of the magnificent Roero, the surrounding territory, it guaranteed the strategic supremacy, the safety of the fort and of its inhabitants. That is the reason why many emperors and queens have exploited the beauty and the protection of this incomparable position.Monteu Roero (CN)

While not often on most visitors itinerary, Turin, the regional capital of Piedmont located in the northwest corner of the boot, boasts some amazing gems and is steep in history | Photo credit: Lucia Hannau @turinepi | BrowsingItaly

10 Things Not to Miss When in Turin

While not often on most visitors itinerary, Turin, the regional capital of Piedmont located in the northwest corner of the boot, boasts some amazing gems and is steep in history

Acqui Terme - Piedmont - Italy

Acqui Terme - Piedmont - Italy

Piedmont, Italy: The home of Nutella, bold red wines and the Slow Food movement, Italy's Piedmont region is the stuff of (very good) dreams. Some of Italy's most impressive wines (Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto) and foods (white truffles, fritto misto) are produced in the northwest corner of the country, beckoning appreciators of fine dining to visit. Consider a bike tour with girlfriends; a scenic and calorie-burning way to see Piedmont's rustic towns and countryside.

While Piedmont is better known for its vineyards, its recipes takes full advantage of the diverse ingredients provided by its lush mountain forests, hill vegetable gardens and river basin fields.

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