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A: Passo del Lago Gelato

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.6 km away

Passo del Lago Gelato

B: above Alpe Fiesco dentro

by Kay F. Jahnke, 2.9 km away

above Alpe Fiesco dentro

C: Alpe Ratagina

by Kay F. Jahnke, 4.0 km away

Alpe Ratagina is situated below Alpe Lago on the descent to Ponte Faugiol. After a spell of winterly ...

Alpe Ratagina

D: Lago Di Matogno

by Kay F. Jahnke, 4.3 km away

Lago di Matogno is a natural Lake at about 2200 m. Nearby is Alpe Lago which has a Rifugio. Only the ...

Lago Di Matogno

E: Spruga in the Onsernone Valley

by Fritz Hanke, 9.7 km away

Spruga in the wild Onsernone valley is one of the many small communities in this wonderfull part of T...

Spruga in the Onsernone Valley

F: Premia - The Thermae - Formazza Valley

by Davide Pizzigoni, 9.7 km away

Premia  -  The Thermae - Formazza Valley

G: Premia Locality Uriezzo - South Gorge

by Davide Pizzigoni, 10.3 km away

Making this photo in the gorge I have noticed some white cave writings to grade 106E of the image. Th...

Premia Locality Uriezzo - South Gorge

H: Baceno - Overview From Via Innocenzo Ix

by Davide Pizzigoni, 10.5 km away

Baceno - Overview From Via Innocenzo Ix

J: Baceno - Church of St Gaudentium (X Century)

by Davide Pizzigoni, 10.6 km away

Baceno -  Church of St Gaudentium (X Century)

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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