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Panoramic photo by Kay F. Jahnke EXPERT Taken 09:47, 26/07/2013 (CEST +0200) - Views loading...


near Scatta d'Orogna

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Nearby images in Piedmont


A: Scatta d'Orogna

by Kay F. Jahnke, 450 meters away

Scatta d'Orogna

B: upper Rio di Buscagna

by Kay F. Jahnke, 2.2 km away

upper Rio di Buscagna

C: Pian Sass Mor

by Kay F. Jahnke, 2.4 km away

Pian Sass Mor

D: frua dei scric

by Kay F. Jahnke, 3.3 km away

frua dei scric

E: Torrente Buscagna

by Kay F. Jahnke, 4.0 km away

Torrente Buscagna

F: torrente buscagna

by Kay F. Jahnke, 4.2 km away

torrente buscagna

G: Alpe Veglia

by Kay F. Jahnke, 4.7 km away

Alpe Veglia

H: Building cairns in a mountain creek

by Erik Krause, 6.7 km away

If a day is too hot to walk in the mountains it is a good alternative to have fun in a mountain creek...

Building cairns in a mountain creek

I: Rothorn - the plain moraine

by Francesco Favalesi, 7.2 km away

Rothorn - the plain moraine

J: descent from geisspfad to Alpe Devero

by Kay F. Jahnke, 7.3 km away

descent from geisspfad to Alpe Devero

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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