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2009 Trip - Italy - Planning, Part 9

Piemonte To-Do List - Places

We chose Acqui Terme as our base in Piemonte because of the lovely Baur Bed & Breakfast, but Acqui Terme itself has a lot of things to see. Here's what Diana (of Baur B&B) writes on her website:

Acqui Terme

Lying in the southeastern corner of Piedmont, Acqui Terme is really a geographical and cultural combination of Piedmont and Liguria. In this area, the Ligurian maritime atmosphere, with its multicoloured hidden villages and olive groves transforms into Piedmont‘s stunning Appennine mountain scapes, noble wine hills, and rich cuisine.

Acqui Terme is about 60 kilometers (40 miles) from the harbor city of Genoa and the Mediterranean coast, 80 kilometers (55 miles) from Turin, and 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Milan. The city of 20,000 boasts 75 degree Celsius thermal spas with day facilities, a historically restored shopping district, and countless restaurants, cafes and shops. Cathedrals, churches, museums and historical ruins can be found everywhere.

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Diana also wrote an article on Slow Travel on the charms of Acqui Terme.


Because of the close proximity of Acqui to the Ligurian coast, I definitely want to spend a day in Camogli. We visited Camogli back in 2004 on our Med cruise, but it was only for a couple of hours. Everyone who has spent time there gives such glowing reports, so I want to pay a return visit and see more of it.

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Then there are the rolling hills of the wine regions to explore. The grape harvest should be in full swing, so that will be fun to see. No definite destinations - just see where the roads lead us

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Comments (4)

So gorgeous. I bet you are getting so excited!

Marcia:

We did not spend enough time in Piemonte, it's back on the list for 2010 - my trip planning is not as thorough as yours, however, at least not yet.

Jane:

You will love, love Diana's place and her and Micha and, of course, Max. I envy you your time there.

I loved both Acqui Terme and Camogli. Lucky you to be going to both places! Can't wait to hear about your time there.

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