Monastero di Lanzo, main street
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Monastero di Lanzo, main street

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A: Monastero di Lanzo, franco-provençal music and dances

Af Alessandro Ugazio, 60 meter væk

Franco-provençal culture, diffused in all the Lanzo valleys, date back to the Middle Age. Li Barmenk ...

Monastero di Lanzo, franco-provençal music and dances

B: Marsaglia Sanctuary, Monastero di Lanzo

Af Alessandro Ugazio, 4.6 km væk

Traditional auction of august 15th at Marsaglia Sanctuary, a small alpine borough in Lanzo valleys. E...

Marsaglia Sanctuary, Monastero di Lanzo

C: The Devil's Bridge, Lanzo (Turin)

Af Alessandro Ugazio, 5.0 km væk

The Ponte del Diavolo (or Ponte del Roc; roc = rock in Piedmont dialect) were built in 1378 over the ...

The Devil's Bridge, Lanzo (Turin)

D: The Devil's Bridge, Lanzo

Af Alessandro Ugazio, 5.0 km væk

The Ponte del Diavolo (or Ponte del Roc; roc = rock in Piedmont dialect) were built in 1378 over the ...

The Devil's Bridge, Lanzo

F: Devil's Bridge, Lanzo, Italy.

Af Fabrizio Bertellino, 5.0 km væk

Devil's Bridge, Lanzo, Italy.

H: Main Square, Ala di Stura, Piedmont, Italy

Af Fabrizio Bertellino, 10.6 km væk

Main Square, Ala di Stura, Piedmont, Italy

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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