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A: Above Alpe Scaredi

by Kay F. Jahnke, 770 meters away

The trail from Bocchetta di Cortechiuso to Bocchetta di Campo passes above Alpe Scaredi, which can be...

Above Alpe Scaredi

B: Alpe Scaredi

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.1 km away

Alpe Scaredi

C: Point 1607 near A. Campo di sopra

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.2 km away

Point 1607 near A. Campo di sopra

D: Alpe Campo Di Sopra

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.3 km away

Alpe Campo di sopra can be reached by a detour from the trail leading down from Alpe Scaredi to In la...

Alpe Campo Di Sopra

E: Bocchetta Di Cortechiuso, June 2010

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.3 km away

2009/10 brought a lot of snow, so even as late as June, there are still some patches visible here at ...

Bocchetta Di Cortechiuso, June 2010

F: Bocchetta Di Cortechiuso

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.3 km away

On the border of Val Grande National Park, this pass is one of the less common entry points to the Va...

Bocchetta Di Cortechiuso

G: Picknick Spot Below Motta Di Campo

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.5 km away

On my detour from the standard route from Alpe Scaredi to In la Piana I was looking for a nice spot t...

Picknick Spot Below Motta Di Campo

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by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.6 km away

This is the hardest part of the trail from Pogallo to Bocchetta di Campo. There are lots of ups and d...

I: south end of Strette del Casè

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.8 km away

After a long ascent from Pogallo, the trail finally arrives at the Strette del Casè. Even though it s...

south end of Strette del Casè

J: south end of Strette del Casè 2

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.8 km away

south end of Strette del Casè 2

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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