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Passo del Maccagno

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A: near Zuckie

by Kay F. Jahnke, 2.0 km away

near Zuckie

B:

by Kay F. Jahnke, 2.5 km away

C: bridge near Peccia

by Kay F. Jahnke, 6.0 km away

A lovely spot near Peccia. I'm fond of bridges and I like to take panoramas from them, but since I do...

bridge near Peccia

D: Peccia, Val Vogna

by Gianluca Garelli, 6.2 km away

Peccia, frazione walser della Val Vogna

Peccia, Val Vogna

E: Alpe Sorba, Rassa

by Gianluca Garelli, 6.2 km away

Alpe Sorba, Rassa in Valsesia

Alpe Sorba, Rassa

F: Walser houses in Val Vogna

by Gianluca Garelli, 6.3 km away

case walser nella frazione Peccia in val vogna, comune di Riva Valdobbia

Walser houses in Val Vogna

G: Val Vogna, the potato fields

by Gianluca Garelli, 6.7 km away

val vogna, sesia, valsesia, piemonte, piedmont, valley, torrente, montagna, mountain

Val Vogna, the potato fields

H: Rassa

by Gianluca Garelli, 7.7 km away

Rassa

Rassa

I: Rassa, on the bridge

by Gianluca Garelli, 7.7 km away

Rassa, ponte sul torrente Sorba

Rassa, on the bridge

J: Rassa

by Gianluca Garelli, 7.8 km away

Rassa, Valsesia

Rassa

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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