The third largest province on the peninsula, Cuneo is also known as Provincia Granda or “the big province.”

The city of Cuneo located in the heart of the Alpine region is a 12th century fortress surrounded by snowy-capped peaks. Cuneo is known for its Renaissance style architecture and eight kilometers of porticoed streets, lined with shops and cafes.

The culture and cuisine of the area are heavily influenced by France, its neighbor to the west. The region is well known for rum-filled chocolates known as cuneesi al rhum, made principally by Arione, a company based in Piazza Galimberti, the city’s central square.

The city is the perfect launch point for day trips into nearby valley and mountain towns like Artesina, Limone Piemonte, Prato.