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Andrea Biffi
Broletto di Novara
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Broletto di Novara
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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
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Novara - Piazza Martiri della Libertà
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Novara, Piazza Gramsci
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Novara, Piazza Martiri della Libertà
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On The Hill above Dove Grotto #1
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Capalbio
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Surrounded by Elephants, very close-up
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Rila monastery
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Pre de Padon
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Maratea-Cersuta beach
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Airport in Tazlina, Alaska
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Pushkar Camel Fair
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Traditional ceramic vases in Safi
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Minjar. Sunrise
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Capalbio
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Dory Fishing Boat II
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Crema - S.Agostino
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panorama dal Monte Generoso
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raduno Citroën a Milano
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ciclabile della Val d'Isarco - galleria
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Belvedere di lanzo e Funicolare in disuso
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Porto di Camogli - Liguria
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San Bernardino alle Ossa
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Cimitero di Casasco d'Intelvi (CO)
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Le Alpi viste dalla Valle d'Intelvi
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Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Portovenere
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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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.