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Panorama-Foto von: Alessandro Ugazio EXPERT Fotografiert: 17:55, 29/12/2011 - Views loading...

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Alessandria, Piazza della Libertà: Bright Santa's sleigh and reindeer, Christmas 2011

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Bilder in der Nähe von Piemont

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A: Alessandria: SS. Lucy and Paul church

von Alessandro Ugazio, 240 Meter entfernt

Alessandria: SS. Lucy and Paul church

B: Alessandria: Beata Vergine Assunta church

von Alessandro Ugazio, 270 Meter entfernt

Alessandria: Beata Vergine Assunta church

C: Alessandria: Santa Maria di Castello church

von Alessandro Ugazio, 510 Meter entfernt

Alessandria: Santa Maria di Castello church

D: Alice Bel Colle

von andrea-repetto, 24.4 entfernt

Alice Bel Colle

E: inside the train

von Andrea Biffi, 26.8 entfernt

inside the train

F: Castle and square of Moasca

von Sergio Bobbio, 31.4 entfernt

“…è una rocca del XIV secolo, fiancheggiata a levante da due enormi torrioni altissimi e rotondi, le ...

Castle and square of Moasca

G: Torre Albarola

von andrea-repetto, 31.8 entfernt

Torre Albarola

H: Duomo di Voghera

von Andrea Biffi, 32.2 entfernt

Voghera is a town of Lombardy, Italy, in the province of Pavia. It is located 30 km south-southwest o...

Duomo di Voghera

J: Canelli, San Leonardo square

von Sergio Bobbio, 33.4 entfernt

Canelli, San Leonardo square

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Dies ist ein Überblick von Piemont

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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