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The Strada Reale dei vini torinese (Royal Route of Turin Wines) invites you to the area in and around Torino which has long had an important tradition in wine making. Along the 600 kilometres of this route, you can discover the 4 areas of Canavese, Collina Torinese, Pinerolese and the Val Susa in which to enjoy 25 wines bearing the DOC appellation produced from 11 local species of grape, and visit 2 Regional Enoteche (wine sampling repositories). This itinerary is made unique by the exceptional “corona di delizie” consisting of the various Residenze Reali, named as “World Heritage Sites” by UNESCO.



• 180 wine-growing Municipalities
• 600 km of routes
• 25 wines with DOC appellation
• 250 wine producers
• Over 50 indigenous and rare grape varieties
• Heroic (extreme) viticulture: ancient mountain vineyards in “pergola” fashion
• Europe’s highest growing red grape
• 2 Regional Enoteche (wine sampling repositories)
• 9 lakes
• 11 Residenze Reali
• More than 150 castles and forts
• Over 50 museums
• Restaurants, hotels, bed & breakfast and farm holiday establishments which
have associated with the “quality charter”
• Torino: Italy’s first capital



Collina Torinese


The hills to the south of Torino can offer plenty in the way of nature, agricultural interest, historical sites, craftsmanship and culture. A rst class ‘ecosystem’ both for its panorama and in its concentration of biodiversity: in addition to DOC wines there is a rich variety of garden produce and fruit, such as the cherries from Pecetto which, in the spring, is a mass of blossom. Ideal for relaxed walks cycling along country paths or cycle tracks, from this area can be seen exceptional panoramic glimpses of Torino. The Parco Fluviale del Po (Po Riverside Park) is perfect for nature walks and study and for sports along the banks of Italy’s longest river.

On the hills to the east of the city there is a wine-growing district that consists of 28 Municipalities. Two DOC wines come from here – the historic Freisa di Chieri and the recent Collina Torinese, obtained as a result of the efforts by a production network of small and medium companies. This is a territory deeply imbued with the Savoy tradition, where the wine-growing land is interspersed with villages, castles and churches. One of these, the Basilica of Superga designed by Juvarra, provides a regal touch to the prole of the hill.


Il Canavese


Canavese is a splendid corner of Piemonte which encloses an endless number of historical, artistic, natural and wine/food treasures. This area has a unique situation: it rises from 200m to 4,000 metres within the space of just a few kilometres. From the plain of the Po and Dora Baltea Rivers, you can go up the hills to the Morainic Amphitheatre of Ivrea and then continue climbing up to the green mountains and to the ragged peaks of Gran Paradiso. This will be a visit of continual discovery due to the extremely diversied natural settings and the culture of the people who have always lived in these areas. Canavese is a land full of lakes and castles, where all the vineyards testify to the passion
for wine that has roots in a distant past.

In this territory situated to the north of Torino, excellent DOC wines are produced, including the white wine Erbaluce di Caluso and the reds Canavese and Carema which has the characteristic of being grown on pergolas standing ont eh terraced land. Here there is concentrated the highest number of producers, with four Wine-Growers’ Cooperatives and two Regional Enoteche. Typical to Canavese is the production of Caluso Passito made from Erbaluce grape which are left to dry on racks, or hung, for six months.


La Val di Susa


For centuries a corridor through which armies, pilgrims and merchants passed, the Val Susa has retained a marvellous collection of historical and artistic artefacts, and also traces of other material culture to learn about by following the Itineraries of Alpine Religious Art. Along the route you will nd enchanting historical town centres, typical Alpine hamlets, complex fortications and ancient abbeys, especially the one that dominates the valley: the powerful Sacra di San Michele, a monument and symbol of the Piemonte Region. Mount Rocciamelone, the Lakes of Avigliana, the natural Alpine parks and the Mount Chaberton are essential stops in any tourist’s plan. And then there are places in the Sangone and Cenischia Valleys offering beautiful panoramas and examples of local tradition.

The wine-growing area of Val Susa is within the mountainous area. This is one of the areas that hosted the 2006 Olympics, and its grape farms extend to cover 19 Municipalities, rising up to an extreme height: here is found Europe’s highest red grape vineyard. The wine-growing and producing system is made up of small farms that can now claim the “DOC” appellation. Very interesting vineyards are those found high up in Chiomonte from which the very special “ice-wine” is made.


Il Pinerolese


Pinerolo is the “Città della Cavalleria-Cavalry City”, to be explored by walking through colonnades, museums and palaces. Also not to be missed, close to the city, is the Rocca di Cavour. The crown of mountains, which rises through the Val Chisone passing via Fenestrelle (famous for holding Europe’s largest fortied structure), nally reaches Pragelato and Sestriere. High up it is possible to follow the Assietta military road. The story of the Waldensians can be witnessed everywhere in the uncontaminated landscape of the whole Val Pellice: not only the museums and churches at Torre Pellice, but also the delicious, tempting recipes of the area. Val Germanasca is the most natural and wild of the Pinerolese valleys: at Prali, the Tredici Laghi (Thirteen Lakes) is the destination for breathtaking excursions, while Scopriminiera gives the opportunity for an unusual journey in the historical talcum mine.

This area, where the athletes in the 2006 Winter Olympics competed, is to the south-west of Torino. The vineyards are present in an area covering 30 Municipalities, at the foot of the mountain clinging to steep slopes. A top producer is the Cantina Sociale di Bricherasio, the most important in terms of volume capacity in all the area of the province.
Characteristic of the area are the top wines Avanà, Doux d’Henry and Ramìe.


The itinerary of the Strada Reale dei vini torinesi takes in areas with a rm tradition in craftsmanship: here you can buy original objects in wood, ceramics and stone of Luserna, and much more. Also the many culinary delights characteristic to the area make exquisite souvenirs: honey, cheeses, bread sticks, sweets and many other local products.


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