The province of Cuneo is in the far south west of the region of Piedmont and covers an area of 6,903 sq.km. It borders the country of France to the west, the province of Torino to the north, the province of Asti to the east and to the south it borders the region of Liguria. Cuneo is the third largest province in the whole of Italy and is often referred to as the 'Provincia Granda'.
Province of Cuneo, Piedmont
Around three quarters of this province is mountainous and hilly but in spite of this it has a strong agricultural economy. There are also several large businesses based there including the famous chocolate company Ferrero which is in the city of Alba.
Piazza Risogimento, Alba - Photo: Valerio Manassero
The capital city of the province is Cuneo with the second city being Alba.
Piazza Maggiore, Mondovì - Photo: Girafrittata
Other main towns in the province of Cuneo are:
- Borgo San Dalmazzo