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Plaisance

Sitting where the Po and Trebbia rivers meet, Plaisance, or Piacenza, is a charming city on the border of the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna. Full of history, the city has a rich artistic heritage, which can be explored in sights like the 13th century Palazzo Gotico, renaissance-era Palazzo Farnese and the spectacular Duomo.

The vineyards around Piacenza produce some exceptional wines, and the region is also known for its exceptional cured meats and cheeses, including Grana Padano and pancetta. And you should really indulge your sweet tooth when in town, as among the traditional dishes associated with the city are Turtlìt and mostarda di frutti.

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Turin

Historic and elegant, a visit to Turin is an immersive experience of Italy's cultural legacy, being the country's first capital city in the 19th century. Wander through Turin's streets and you'll discover plenty of beautiful and inspirational sights.

At the heart of the city sits the Piazza Castillo, home to the grand Palazzo Madama and the Royal Palace, as well as theatres, bars and cafes. And no visit to Turin is complete without a stop at the Mole Antonelliana, where you can enjoy stunning views of the city from the observation tower.

The capital of the Piedmont region, Turin is a bustling modern city today, and is home to some of the most famous names in the Italian automotive industry. But there are also plenty of places to stop, relax and indulge your senses, from the fantastic markets at Quadrilatero Romano to the city's famous chocolatiers.

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