Northwest Italy

My wife and i (early 30's) are planning a trip during the summer and would like to spend some of our time in northwest Italy. I am looking for suggestions on which city/area to to stay in, MIlan, Turin, Genoa. We are outdoorsy people but are also looking for a place with the Italy culture and feel. Any suggestions/thoughts on this area would be greatly appreciated!

Posted by Lola
Seattle, WA
6007 posts

My nephew ( your age), who has been to Italy 4 or 5 times with his family, loves Turin. I haven't been there yet, but I have wanted to see the Fortezza di Fenestrelle (aka "Great Wall of the Alps") ever sine I read about it in the Smithsonian magazine. Google it.