1 Like

Piazza Lago in Canobio
Piedmont

Cannobio dates back to 909. Wool, tanning and the wood/lumber industry were key elemebts of mediavel times and by around 1200, Cannobio and was granted administrative autonomy and became a ture community of its own identity. The church of St. Vittore,an 11th century church was rebuilt between 1733 and 1749. Full autonomy came to Cannobio in 1342, with overule from Luchino and Giovanni Visconti, lords of Milan.

Cannobio is also famous for a painting of the Virgin Mary which purportedly bled from its canvas in 1522. Shortly after this miracle, a plague devastated lakeside and valley towns, but left Cannobio relatively unharmed. Clearly these two events were linked and Pope Carlo Borromeo ordered a chapel to be built to hold the painting which you may still see today.

Copyright: Jakub hruska
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10172x5086
Uploaded: 15/04/2009
Updated: 08/04/2012
Views:

...


Tags: lake; italy; alps; boromeii; maggiore
comments powered by Disqus

Ruediger Kottmann
Lago Maggiore - Cannobio
Roberto Scavino
An old Lancia Augusta in Cannobio's main square
Roberto Scavino
Vintage cars in Cannobio
Christoph Giebeler
Camping Strand Cannobio
Christoph Giebeler
Canobiostrand
Christoph Giebeler
Wir Am Strand von Cannobio
Christoph Giebeler
Grotto St. Anna
Andrea Biffi
Maccagno e il Lago Maggiore
Andrea Biffi
porticciolo di Maccagno
Andrea Biffi
sul molo a Maccagno
Andrea Biffi
Maccagno sul Lago Maggiore
Andrea Biffi
catamarani in secca a Maccagno
Tina Gauer & Oli Burle - www.360tourist.net
Terrazzina Two Beach at night, Sharm El Sheikh
Jürgen Schrader
Organpipe National Monument
Stephan Messner
waiting for the end
Andrea Biffi
Panthéon and Foucault pendulum
Sahneh
Taleghan, Iran
Jook Leung | 360VR Images
The great Mexican dinner we had together in Tucson
heiwa4126
On the big tortoise's back
Andrea Biffi
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Rodrigo González
Cantabria suances05 1
Rodrigo González
Suances, Atardecer florido desde acantilado :: www.CantabrU.com
Bob Stapleton
Inside my Titleist
David Mariotti
Rivera Court from end, Detroit Institute Of Arts
Jakub Hruska
View from Münsterbrücke
Jakub Hruska
Sagrada01 Img 5722 Img 5725
Jakub Hruska
Reconstructed gate of Castrum Biriciana
Jakub Hruska
Harderwijk's harbour
Jakub Hruska
Granit boulders on Bukova mountain
Jakub Hruska
Top of Nativity Façade, Sagrada Família
Jakub Hruska
Corridor to Fontana dei Putti in Villa Taranto
Jakub Hruska
Pecka castle
Jakub Hruska
Curia Julia
Jakub Hruska
On the way to Monte Rosa
Jakub Hruska
The Large Palffy Garden
Jakub Hruska
Verbania
More About 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.