Turin, where history is preserved in 40 museums. Asti, the town where sparkling wine comes from. The countryside of Langhe and Monferrato. Cuneo, famous for Barolo wine and truffles. Vercelli, with its paddy fields. Novara home of the jazz festival and gorgonzola. Biella and its exquisite textiles. Alexandria, with its biscuits and talcum powder.