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Alpe all'Erta

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Approaching Bocchetta di Vald from Malesco, the trail passes through alpine pastures for a while. Then, at all'Erta, a bridge crosses the river and soon the path becomes steeper and runs through scrub and forest before it arrives at Alpe Bondolo.

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A: Alpe Bondolo

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.2 km away

Alpe Bondolo is located a few hundred metres of altitude below Bocchetta di Vald. It's a Bivacco Parc...

Alpe Bondolo

B: Alpe Bondolo and Bocchetta di Vald

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.3 km away

The Bocchetta di Vald is one of the passes from Val Vigezzo to Val Grande. This images was taken in A...

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C: Costa Nera

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.7 km away

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D: Shady Spot Behind Capella Di Larecchio

by Kay F. Jahnke, 2.0 km away

Capella di Larecchio is located on a ridge on a lovely sentiero natura starting in Santa Maria Maggio...

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E: Below Monte Bassetta

by Kay F. Jahnke, 2.1 km away

Below Monte Bassetta

F: Alpe Scaredi

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Alpe Scaredi

G: La Cima

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H: Point 1607 near A. Campo di sopra

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I: Above Alpe Scaredi

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J: Alpe Cortechiuso

by Kay F. Jahnke, 4.2 km away

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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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