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Alpe Nefelgiu

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A: Passo di Nefelgiu

by Kay F. Jahnke, 2.6 km away

Passo di Nefelgiu

B: above Lago Vannino

by Kay F. Jahnke, 3.4 km away

above Lago Vannino

C: Lago Vannino Dam

by Kay F. Jahnke, 3.9 km away

At the dam end of Lago Vannino, there are a few buildings, among them the Rifugio Marqaroli, where I ...

Lago Vannino Dam

D: Switzerland Valais Griessee Windrad Wanderweg

by Markus Kaeppeli, 5.4 km away

Switzerland Valais Griessee Windrad Wanderweg

F: Ascent to Passo Busin

by Kay F. Jahnke, 5.6 km away

Ascent to Passo Busin

G: Above Lago Vannino

by Kay F. Jahnke, 5.7 km away

Descending on the GTA route from Scatta Minoia, here's a nice view down onto Lago Vannino in it's bea...

Above Lago Vannino

H: Scatta Minoia

by Kay F. Jahnke, 6.5 km away

On the GTA route, this bivacco offers shelter en route from Lago di Dévero to Lago Vannino. When I vi...

Scatta Minoia

I: Lago Busin Inferiore

by Kay F. Jahnke, 6.8 km away

Lago Busin Inferiore

J: Switzerland Valais Nufenen Hill

by Markus Kaeppeli, 7.0 km away

Switzerland Valais Nufenen Hill

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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