WHY YOU MIGHT NEED A PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE FOR LAKE MAGGIORE AND PIEDMONT?
Because I’m a person! I’m not one of those many impersonal, overwhelming, and cold booking systems that are spread out worldwide. I’m not a computer! I’m a real licensed and experienced Lake Maggiore tour guide and Piedmont tour leader, in the flesh. Actually my licenses allow me to travel with you all over the world, but that’s another story (by the way, if you want to visit Europe or other countries with a professional tour leader and you need some support, suggestions or help, feel free to write me. I’ll be glad to help you!)
Your Guide on Lake Maggiore
WHERE IS THE LAKE MAGGIORE?
Lake Maggiore, together with Lakes Orta and Mergozzo, form the Piedmontese lake district. We are in Italy’s northwest, closer to the Swiss border than to our regional capital city, Turin. Anyway, we are a part of this wonderful, amazing, kaleidoscopic region called Piedmont.
Do you know what Piedmont means? It is very easy: literally “at the foot of the mountain” (in Italian Piemonte: pie-de=foot and Monte=mountain).Ssimple, isn’t it? It is evident that the largest part of this region – the second biggest in Italy – has to be mountainous. Within the region’s border you might be astonished by the colossus of the Alps, which in many cases is higher than 10,000ft; but fortunately we also have our beautiful hilly area with a lot of vineyards.
One region, eight provinces: for a foreigner, the national, administrative, and territorial divisions can be confusing!
Italy is divided into twenty regions (Abruzzo, Aosta Valley, Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmont, Sardinia, Sicily, Trentino-South Tyrol, Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto) which are also divided into provinces, each of which has a capital town – normally the biggest city/town in the province which also gives the name to the territory.
For sure, our nation has only one capital city – Rome – but there are also twenty regional capital cities and one-hundred-and-ten provincial capital cities/towns. There isn’t enough space here to mention all of the latter, so I’d just like to describe this fantastic and lesser known region: Piedmont.
Its capital city is Turin, which is also the capital city of the Turin province.