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Piedmont
Copyright: Kay F. Jahnke
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Uploaded: 13/01/2014
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Passo del Lago Gelato
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above Alpe Fiesco dentro
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Lago di Larecchio
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Passo di Fontanalba
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Alpe Ratagina
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Lago Panelatte
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Lago Di Matogno
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Bocchetta della Cima
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Spruga in the Onsernone Valley
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Premia - The Thermae - Formazza Valley
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Passo Del Muretto
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The last of the drilling is complete (31 May 08 16:56)
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Extracting ice cores from McCall Glacier (03 May 08 19:01)
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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
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Bellver Castle Courtyard
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Gdansk Mariacka street
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Early morning fog on McCall Glacier (11 June 08 06:41)
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steam engine museum in Medemblik
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Cervo
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Cascade de la Riviere du Kaoris, Prony New Caledonia
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Piazza Solferino, Fontana Angelica
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Drilling ice cores in the midnight sun (15 May 08 03:13)
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steam enigne medemblik
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Pizzo Faie
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Lago Vannino Dam
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south end of Strette del Casè 2
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Lago Busin Inferiore
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near Bocchetta di Scaredi
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Larch forest above Lago di Ceresole
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Colle di trione
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Alpe Val Di Viccio
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Alpe Penninetto
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waterfall in lower val piana
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Alpe Aura
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Colle della Bottigia
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.