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Broletto di Novara
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Andrea Biffi
Broletto di Novara
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Broletto di Novara
claudio asile
.broletto museum.
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Duomo di Novara
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Novara, Duomo
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Duomo di Novara
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Novara, via Giacomo Puccini
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Novara, Piazza delle Erbe
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Novara, Piazza del Carmine
Gianfranco Corigliano
Novara - Piazza Martiri della Libertà
Andrea Biffi
Novara, Piazza Gramsci
Andrea Biffi
Novara, Piazza Martiri della Libertà
Akiyoshi Odagawa
St Germain des pres Church
Yannis Guillon
Foule Illuminée du Raymond Mason
John Pollock
Bourton-on-the-Water
Yannis Guillon
Place d'armes - Vieux port
Dave Hughes
Meols Boat Cube Equi Equi
Serge Maandag
The marina of Horta, Faial
Christoph Lueken
Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Ayutthaya, Thailand
Jakub Hruska
Corso in Pallanza during Easter
Martin Vejrosta
Dolni Kounice - Rosa coeli
Toni Garbasso
Piazza dei Miracoli
Andrew Usatyuk
The Spaso-Preobragenskiy Cathedral in Chernigov
Willy Kaemena
Castle
Andrea Biffi
Saleccia beach
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sentiero in Valle Intelvi
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Luna Park at twilight
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St Stephen's Green and Grafton Street
Andrea Biffi
Valletta alleys
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fontana a Castelrotto in Alpe di Siusi
Andrea Biffi
cimetière de Montmartre
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Saint-Séverin ambulatory
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Arco della Pace
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sul molo ad Arona
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morning in Phoenix Park
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Piazza del Campidoglio
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.