A brief history about Piedmont
Piedmont is a region with a rich cultural history, natural landscapes, and architectural heritage, dating back to before the Roman Empire invasion in 220 BC. The name Piedmont has Latin roots and literally translates “at the foot of the mountains,” as the region is situated at the foot of the Alps. Until the 19th century, the inhabitants in this aristocratic province spoke French and it has always demonstrated multiple personalities, heavily influenced by its neighbors France and Switzerland. The capital of the region Turin has been called the Paris of Italy, was key in the creation of the Italian State and its rich cultural heritage has made it a splendid museum city.