Piedmont - Turin
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Designed by: Piero Bruno
Opened in: 1991
Type: Open country
Electric trolley: No
Closing Day: Wednesday
Turin - Asti
Torino TRN - Milan Malpensa MXP
week-day: € 45.00
week-end: € 55.00
Our discount: You save: 11% (WD - WE)
On the course, with its gently rolling hills, nature is the leading actor.The natural fairways of Golf Club I Girasoli, have infact been carried out respecting the nature and the local herbaceous cultivation.Having made this choice on 99% of the course no weed killers nor toxicant pollutive substances are being used. Only on the greens, but in very reduced quantities, essential products in order to keep them playable are used, these are chosen among a non harmful range, preferring anyhow to remove the weeds by hand. The result of this choice is a course similar to the scottish links, with a beautiful driving range where you can practice your game. It's an 18 holes par 71, designed by the founders of the club, with a foreseen extension project. No stretch of the course is near any road and among the poplar groves and Arneis vineyards that skirt the holes, the only noise one can hear is the regular sounding of the bells from the nearby Casanova Abbey. Last but not least the championship golf course La Margherita, 18 challenging holes few meters away from our course, for a bigger choice of golf.
Piedmont is in Italy's northwest and borders Switzerland and France.
True to the meaning of its name (foot of the mountain), Piedmont is a land of mountains. It is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, with the highest peaks and largest glaciers in Italy.
Monviso, the Piedmont side of Monte Rosa and the other spectacular mountains in the region, create incredibly beautiful landscapes, and ski resorts abound: Via Lattea and Sestriere welcome winter sports enthusiasts with their state-of-the-art facilities.
The Alps form the background for sweeping, picturesque valleys, e.g. the Val di Susa, Valsesia and Val d'Ossola.
The landscapes of the Langhe and Monferrato are hilly, rather, but just as beautiful, a succession of cultivated hills and vineyards that are dotted with small towns and castles.
Expanses of water and rice paddies, long rows of poplars and old farmhouses make up the typical scenery of the plains around Novara and Vercelli.
Lake Maggiore is the most sought-after tourist resort, including Stresa and the Borromean Islands, charming as they are with their ancient villas surrounded by beautiful lawns and gardens.
Yet, nature is only one of the many attractions in Piedmont.
This region has many other facets: from Turin – the Italian car manufacturing capital – with its history and remarkable cultural heritage, to other cities such as Cherasco, Alba and Ivrea.
Next up are the intriguing Medieval castles - like the imposing fortress at Ivrea - and prized works of architecture - the famous Residences of the Royal House of Savoy and the Sacri Monti (Sacred Mountains) certainly deserve to be mentioned.
The famous spa resorts of Acqui Terme and Vinadio offer treatments and therapy for a relaxing, reviving holiday.
Discoveries and surprises of all kinds are in store for visitors to the region, including a wide range of food and wine to suit every palate.
The region’s provinces are: Turin (regional capital), Alessandria, Asti, Biella, Cuneo, Novara, Verbano Cusio Ossola and Vercelli.
The Province of Turin lies on the border with France and Val d'Aosta, extending to Pinerolo, the picturesque Val di Susa, the Canavese and the hills to the east and south of the City of Turin.
The area is characterized by its varied landscapes: magnificent alpine resorts, vast pasturelands, woods and large stretches of vineyards.
The Province is also home to a number of reserves, including the Sacro Monte Natural Reserve in Belmonte, and the wonderful Gran Paradiso National Park, the undisputed realm of ibex, chamois, marmots, rare birds and other animals.
In this spectacular natural landscape, cultural and historical finds abound.
The entire territory is permeated with signs of the long reign of Savoy: think elaborate Savoy residences surrounded by grand parks (also a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Yet the most visible evidence of the Savoys' power is on view in Turin, an eclectic city that is a sort of open-air museum combining Baroque palaces, monuments from its glorious past and contemporary architecture. It is truly a dynamic scene that allows various styles to exist in complete harmony.
Not only, but countless other treasures await those who would admire them, from imposing mountain fortresses like Forte Fenestrelle and Forte Exilles, to the abbeys lining the ancient Via Francigena or standing in the quiet solitude the countryside - the Sacra di San Michele, one of the most impressive monuments in Piedmont, comes to mind.
The area’s historic town centers are custodians of ancient traditions: Ivrea, with its remarkable artistic heritage; Susa, Chivasso, Chieri; and the hamlet of Mélezet, preserving precious 15th-Century artworks.
Finally, the local cuisine is without equals: delicious dishes, traditional recipes, excellent wines and the famous gianduja chocolate offer flavors to suit every palate.
Turin Province surprises without limits, and shines bright with the glow of its epic history, its fascinating culture, and its magnificent natural landscape.