The first snowstorms happened on the Alps, which are very visible even from the city center, especially the Monviso, which is an amazing landmark for us being shaped as a perfect pyramid which stands out among the major mounts of the Alps.
Vercelli is a small city of approximately 50.000 inhabitants in north west part of Italy, within the context of the Piedmont Region. There is a lot to learn about this place, especially the fact that Vercelli is one of the world capital of Rice cultivation.
I posted a photo on my facebook page today and to my great surprise it went viral.
Palazzo Madama is a National Monument. Before being a Museum, hosting a prominent collection which spans from the Romanesque and Gothic artifacts, to the local Renaissance paitings and the Baroque architecture, it is one of the oldest building in town, as well as one of the oldest in Italy.
I believe that a simple and cheap way to discover a new city, including the areas that are out of the tourism circuits or that are not home to a famous or specific attraction it to buy a tickect for a tram and ride it from its origination until the final stop.
I did a stroll in city, 1 hour away from Turin, called Casale Monferrato which is home to what is probably the most beautiful Sinagogue in Italy.
Among the most amazing buildings in Piedmont Region (north west Italy) a special place is taken by a Romanesque-Gothic abbey built more than 1000 year ago on the very top of the Pirchiriano Mount, at 962 meters above the sea level (3.156 ft) called “Sacra di San Michele” (Holy Abbey of Saint Michael).