The province of Cuneo is a province situated in the region of Piedmont, in Northern Italy. It borders France to the west and it is known as the Provincia Granda (Enghish: the big province) because it it the third largest province of Italy, with 250 comuni forming it. The territory is mostly characterized by mountains and hills, the hills of Langhe, Roero and Monferrato being the most important ones. High altitude lakes are found here, the Maritime Alps Natural Park housing some of them. Important routes of pilgrimage are found here as well, the Way of San Giacomo and Via Francigena dating back to medieval times.