Much has already been said about the charm of Italy and the fact that you can travel there for weeks and even months. However, it still has quite a few areas that are less familiar to the Israeli public. For example, did you get to travel to Piedmont? It is a charming region in the northwest of Italy and its capital is a wonderful and particularly elegant city: Torino . In fact, the Piedmont region is so beautiful and special that many consider it the Tuscany of the North. This area is the largest in terms of its area compared to all other areas in Italy, and in addition, it is an area particularly rich in natural treasures and landscapes. Therefore, it can be said with certainty that the trip here will be particularly interesting, which explains why you should not be content with just a trip to Torino itself. Although Torino is an elegant, beautiful city and one that has countless great museums, but if you can rent a car and go for a walk around it, it is highly recommended. Everywhere you go in the Piedmont region you can see the magnificent Alps all around, which means that it doesn’t matter what season of the year you choose to come here, because in any case the view will be great and it will be impossible to ignore it. You should know that in this area there are no less than 1200 (!) picturesque and beautiful towns, some of them have been standing on holly since the Middle Ages, so you will not be bored for sure.
If you drive about 60 km south of Torino, you will reach one of the most beautiful towns in the region – Saluzzo. It is a medieval town with charming alleys that are nice to get lost in and take a walk. A walk in the town can be particularly romantic – the houses have red tiled roofs, The people are nice and the food is great. In addition, the trip here from Torino is not complicated or difficult so it’s a shame to miss out on such a beautiful place. In addition, in the area of Eastern Piedmont you can also visit the city of Asti which is actually a medieval city (also) that is bustling today Lively and particularly interesting. It is surrounded by lovely views of vineyards and fields, which means that even the trip here in a rental car can be an attraction in itself.
As mentioned, Torino, which is the capital of Piedmont, is surrounded by the magnificent Alps. This means that you can also choose the style of an active vacation that includes skiing in great ski towns. There are no less than 53 great ski resorts in the area and more than a thousand kilometers of trails, so there is no doubt that you, like all travelers in the area, will find the perfect ski trail for you. In addition, you should know that the Piedmont region also has great food and quite a few restaurants that are worth visiting with your rental car, so that you return from your trip here with a taste for more. Literally.
If you haven’t had the chance to rent a car in Italy yet, you should be aware of a few details before you do so. First, even in Torino you can rent your car from different points in the city or from the airport. This means that you should plan your trip carefully and accordingly decide when it would be more convenient for you to pick up the car, since in the city itself it is not very recommended to drive in a private car. It’s a busy city and you’ll have a hard time finding parking, so it’s a good idea to take your car when you’re exploring the entire Piedmont region and the various towns around Torino. Secondly, you should pay attention to the fact that almost always the default car rental is a manual car, so if it doesn’t suit you, you must state it in the order. In addition, almost always if you order your rental car online you will pay less for it than if you make the order directly with the receptionist of the car rental company you are contacting. It is worth considering.
Another small but significant tip on the matter of renting a car in Torino, is to get insurance, and preferably a comprehensive insurance that will include as wide a coverage as possible. You don’t really want to find yourself stuck in a beautiful place with a car that doesn’t drive, with a car that has had an accident or with a car that needs a tire change and you have no option to do so. You may waste very valuable vacation time and it may also cost you quite a bit of money. Don’t forget that you are going to travel in a foreign country and the last thing you want on vacation is to get involved with the law or with unnecessary bureaucracy in front of various authorities just to get what you deserve. Therefore, if you can get comprehensive insurance for the car you rent, it is highly recommended. There is no arguing that this will significantly increase the cost of renting a car, but on the other hand, it will give you peace of mind and make traveling in the Torino area much more pleasant, so why think twice?