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Alagna, Piane

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Alagna, vicino alla frazione Piane

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A: Alagna Valsesia, mountains Tagliaferro, Mud and others

od Gianluca Garelli, 50 meters away

Alagna Valsesia tra le frazioni Piane e Dosso

Alagna Valsesia, mountains Tagliaferro, Mud and others

B: Alagna

od Gianluca Garelli, 610 meters away

Alagna, centro

Alagna

C: Walser houses, Alagna Valsesia

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Walser houses, Alagna Valsesia

D: Walser Museum, Alagna Valsesia

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Museo walser a Alagna Valsesia

Walser Museum, Alagna Valsesia

E: Alagna Valsesia

od Gianluca Garelli, 960 meters away

Alagna Valsesia

Alagna Valsesia

F: S.Antonio church, Alagna Valsesia

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Chiesa di Sant'Antonio a Alagna

S.Antonio church, Alagna Valsesia

G: Sant'Antonio Church, Alagna Valsesia

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Chiesetta di Sant'Antonio a Alagna Valsesia

Sant'Antonio Church, Alagna Valsesia

H: Val Otro, Valsesia

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Otro, Valsesia, Piemonte

Val Otro, Valsesia

I: Riva Valdobbia, church

od Gianluca Garelli, 3.2 km daleko

Chiesa di Riva Valdobbia e Comune

Riva Valdobbia, church

J: Val Vogna, Riva Valdobbia

od Gianluca Garelli, 4.0 km daleko

Val Vogna in Valsesia

Val Vogna, Riva Valdobbia

This panorama was taken in Piedmont

This is an overview of Piedmont

The name Piedmont comes from medieval Latin Pedemontium, i. e. "ad pedem montium", meaning "at the foot of the mountains": Piedmont, whose capital is Turin, is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, including Monviso, where Po river rises, and Monte Rosa. It borders France, Switzerland and the Italian regions of Aosta Valley, Lombardy, Liguria and Emilia Romagna.

Its history was linked for centuries to Savoy dynasty: since 1046 Piedmont was part of County of Savoy, raised to Duchy of Savoy in 1416, evolved in the eighteenth century into the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia. The role of Piedmont for Italy's unification is comparable to the role of Prussia for Germany and his army was the engine of the unification process, ended with the creation of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861. The presence of Savoy in its territory bequeathed a large number of castles and residences.

Lowland Piedmont is a fertile agricultural region, producing wheat, rice and maize and is one of the great winegrowing areas in Italy. The region contains major industrial centres: FIAT automobile plants in Turin, Ferrero's chocolate factories in Alba, tissue and silk manufactories in Biella, in Ivrea Olivetti was an important technology center, publishing in Turin and Novara.

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