Gorge at L'Arca
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Gorge at L'Arca

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At L'Ara, the trail crosses the Rio Valgrande to continue towards In la Piana at the left river bank. The river passes through this narrow gorge between prominent looming cliffs.

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A: Cave at L'Arca

by Kay F. Jahnke, less than 10 meters away

Near the gorge at L'Arca, there's a cave. It's been used as a shelter and has a few utensils lying ab...

Cave at L'Arca

B: View to L'Arca

by Kay F. Jahnke, 150 meters away

Before beginning the descent to L'Arca, the trail passes near this spot where the gorge at L'Arca can...

View to L'Arca

C: Trail to L'Arca

by Kay F. Jahnke, 170 meters away

Trail to L'Arca

D: Downstream from L'Arca

by Kay F. Jahnke, 320 meters away

If the water level is low, parts of the Rio Valgrande riverbed are accessible. The river is deeply cu...

Downstream from L'Arca

E: River Bend downstream from L'Arca

by Kay F. Jahnke, 350 meters away

River Bend downstream from L'Arca

F: Half Way from L'Arca to Val Cauri

by Kay F. Jahnke, 370 meters away

Half Way from L'Arca to Val Cauri

G: Upstream from L'Arca

by Kay F. Jahnke, 370 meters away

Upstream from the gorge at L'Arca the riverbed widens again. From this side of the gorge it can be se...

Upstream from L'Arca

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by Kay F. Jahnke, 380 meters away

The trail from Orfalecchio to L'Arca passes over this ridge. It's quite a way off the river, and also...

I: Point 1024.4

by Kay F. Jahnke, 400 meters away

view from a reasonably prominent rock which has a spot height of 1024.4 on the CTRN of the Piedmont r...

Point 1024.4

J: Near Point 1024.4

by Kay F. Jahnke, 410 meters away

Near Point 1024.4

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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