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Panoramic photo by Kay F. Jahnke EXPERT Taken 12:46, 26/07/2013 (Rome) - Views loading...

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Pian Sass Mor

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A: frua dei scric

by Kay F. Jahnke, 930 meters away

frua dei scric

B: near Scatta d'Orogna

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near Scatta d'Orogna

C: Alpe Veglia

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Alpe Veglia

D: Scatta d'Orogna

by Kay F. Jahnke, 2.8 km away

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E: upper Rio di Buscagna

by Kay F. Jahnke, 4.0 km away

upper Rio di Buscagna

F: Torrente Buscagna

by Kay F. Jahnke, 5.8 km away

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G: torrente buscagna

by Kay F. Jahnke, 5.9 km away

torrente buscagna

H: Building cairns in a mountain creek

by Erik Krause, 6.5 km away

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Building cairns in a mountain creek

I: Hockboden near Binn valley

by Erik Krause, 8.6 km away

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Hockboden near Binn valley

J: Manibode

by Kay F. Jahnke, 8.6 km away

Manibode

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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