Mergozzo Lake, Piemonte, Italy
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Mergozzo Lake, Piemonte, Italy

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A: Mergozzo Lake, Piemonte, Italy

by Gianluca Garelli, 260 meters away

Lago di Mergozzo (Verbania)

Mergozzo Lake, Piemonte, Italy

B: Mergozzo - Colonnade of the Parish Church (XVIII Century)

by Davide Pizzigoni, 320 meters away

Mergozzo - Colonnade adjacent to the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin depicting the Way...

Mergozzo - Colonnade of the Parish Church (XVIII Century)

C: Mergozzo - An Ancient Alley

by Davide Pizzigoni, 330 meters away

Place names in Mergozzo calls many alleys with Roman numerals progressive. This is the alley XV, and ...

Mergozzo - An Ancient Alley

E: Ruspesso

by Kay F. Jahnke, 2.2 km away

The 'Ompio' road from Bieno ends here, at Ruspesso. The last bit to the Rifugio Fantoli at Alpe Ompio...

Ruspesso

H: Alpe Vercio (Alt. 900mt. slm) - Mergozzo

by Davide Pizzigoni, 2.3 km away

Alpe Vercio (Alt. 900mt. slm) - Mergozzo

I: Ornavasso - Footbridge On The Toce River

by Davide Pizzigoni, 2.8 km away

Ornavasso - Footbridge On The Toce River

J: Pizzo Faie

by Kay F. Jahnke, 2.9 km away

Pizzo Faie is a minor peak near Alpe Ompio. It's easy to climb and has a fine view over Lago Maggiore...

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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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