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Alpe Leciuri

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A: Petroglyphs near Alpe Pra

Af Kay F. Jahnke, 640 meter væk

A few metres downhill from Alpe Pra, the trail to Cigogna passes nera this flat stone which has some ...

Petroglyphs near Alpe Pra

B: Strada Suttermeister

Af Kay F. Jahnke, 1.1 km væk

The Strada Suttermeister runs from Cigogna to Pogallo. It's a comfortable, wide path which has beauti...

Strada Suttermeister

C: Bridge over Rio Pogallo

Af Kay F. Jahnke, 1.9 km væk

Near Pogallo, the trail to Pian di Boit crosses the Rio Pogallo. The bridge passes high over the rive...

Bridge over Rio Pogallo

D: Mulattiera near Or Vergugn

Af Kay F. Jahnke, 2.3 km væk

This mulattiera goes from Or Vergugn to Ponte Velina. It is mostly in a good state, only here and the...

Mulattiera near Or Vergugn

E: Alpe Scellina Superiore

Af Kay F. Jahnke, 2.3 km væk

Alpe Scellina superiore is on the trail from Or Vergugn to Corte Bue. Here for the first time the tra...

Alpe Scellina Superiore

F: Val Pianezzoli 3

Af Kay F. Jahnke, 2.5 km væk

Val Pianezzoli 3

G: Val Pianezzoli 2

Af Kay F. Jahnke, 2.5 km væk

Here the Val Pianezzoli widens for a bit and creates this picturesque jungly plain overgrown with lus...

Val Pianezzoli 2

H: Mulattiera Or Vergugn - Corte Bue

Af Kay F. Jahnke, 2.7 km væk

Mulattiera Or Vergugn - Corte Bue

I: Orfalecchio to Velina 2

Af Kay F. Jahnke, 2.8 km væk

Orfalecchio to Velina 2

J: Upper Val Pogallo

Af Kay F. Jahnke, 2.9 km væk

Upper Val Pogallo

Dette panorama blev taget i Piedmont

Dette er et overblik over 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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