Avigliana, Piazza Conte Rosso
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Avigliana, Piazza Conte Rosso

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A: Avigliana, medieval arcades

Af Roberto Scavino, 10 meter væk

Avigliana, medieval arcades

C: View of Avigliana lakes from the castle ruins

Af Roberto Scavino, 290 meter væk

View of Avigliana lakes from the castle ruins

F: Sacra di San Michele, the tomb of the monks

Af Roberto Scavino, 4.6 km væk

Sacra di San Michele, the tomb of the monks

G: The path towards the Sacra di San Michele

Af Roberto Scavino, 4.7 km væk

The path towards the Sacra di San Michele

H: Certosa Reale of Collegno, courtyard

Af Alessandro Ugazio, 14.1 km væk

The monumental complex of the Certosa Reale of Collegno date back to 17th century. After having been ...

Certosa Reale of Collegno, courtyard

I: Certosa Reale of Collegno, arcades

Af Alessandro Ugazio, 14.1 km væk

The monumental complex of the Certosa Reale of Collegno date back to 17th century. After having been ...

Certosa Reale of Collegno, arcades

J: Certosa Reale of Collegno, the great cloister

Af Alessandro Ugazio, 14.2 km væk

The monumental complex of the Certosa Reale of Collegno date back to 17th century. After having been ...

Certosa Reale of Collegno, the great cloister

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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