Turin and the Langhe-Roero & Monferrato hills named among top places to visit in 2016 by The New York Times.

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Every year on January 1st, The New York Times publishes a list of the top 52 places to visit in the next 12 months. This year, Italy makes the list with one entry: Turin.

The city is noted for its reopened Egyptian Museum, contemporary art scene, museums, a “softening…industrial face,” and as the “jumping-off point for the Unesco world heritage-designated wine regions Langhe-Roero and Monferrato.” The northwestern corner of Italy is becoming ever more known in international tourism.

 Egyptian Museum in TurinEgyptian Museum in Turin. Photo by Chris Goldberg, Creative Commons

The capital of Piemonte and former capital of the country is described as an excellent example of urban renewal. The New York Times recognizes the extraordinary ability of Turin’s various districts to transform this once industrial city into one of Europe’s artistic and cultural centers. The article also advises a visit to the nearby hills of the Langhe-Roero and Monferrato during your stay in the city, highlighting their Unesco status that has made the countryside famous throughout the world for its unique beauty and unsurpassable food and wine.

“We are extremely proud for this recognition by one of the world’s most important publications, and we are sure that it will be a spur for tourism growth in the region,” says Luigi Barbera, president of the Tourism Board of Alba Bra Langhe Roero. “Over the last few years, our territory has been included among some of the most well-known newspapers and magazines, classified as a not-to-miss destination. It shows how the Langhe-Roero and Monferrato is becoming more and more a must-see destination for tourists from around the world.

See the article: 52 PLACES TO GO IN 2016 – NYT 

Torino Jazz FestivalTorino Jazz Festival. Photo from Michiluzzu, Creative Commons

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