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A: Alpe Campo

by Kay F. Jahnke, 2.9 km away

At Alpe Campo the little-used trail 580 branches off towards Valbella. I found this particular valley...

Alpe Campo

B: Passo della Magna

by Kay F. Jahnke, 2.9 km away

I've reached my day's high point at this pass, and I have a first view down towards the Val Sesia, wh...

Passo della Magna

C: view from Monte Croce

by Kay F. Jahnke, 3.3 km away

view from Monte Croce

D: Alpe Penninetto

by Kay F. Jahnke, 4.5 km away

Here the trail Z15 from Campello Monti to Monte Capio has passed the treeline and there's a first goo...

Alpe Penninetto

E: Descent to Valbella

by Kay F. Jahnke, 4.8 km away

Descent to Valbella

F: Passo delle Secchie

by Kay F. Jahnke, 5.1 km away

Passo delle Secchie

G: Rio della Valle

by Kay F. Jahnke, 5.1 km away

Here I'm in the valley of the Rio della Valle, the river that flows past Valbella. This spot is well ...

Rio della Valle

H: View to San Gottardo

by Kay F. Jahnke, 5.3 km away

Still above the treeline, a newly made path leads down towards Rimella. Below, San Gottardo can be se...

View to San Gottardo

I: Monte Prevor

by Kay F. Jahnke, 6.2 km away

On the traverse from Punta dell'Osciolo to Bocchetta di Rimella, Monte Prevor offers a good view back...

Monte Prevor

J: Punta Dell Osciolo

by Kay F. Jahnke, 6.7 km away

Punta dell'Osciolo is about halfway from Alpe Pian Lago to Campello Monti. The lake is shallow and mu...

Punta Dell Osciolo

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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