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Pizzo Mottac

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Pizzo Mottac, or just Mottac, isn't one of the largest Mountains in Val Grande National Park, but it is very central, and so many of the passes leading into the core zone of the park can be seen from here.

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A: Pizzo Mottac 2010

by Kay F. Jahnke, 50 meters away

This is a 'canonical' view from Pizzo Mottac, meaning that the image has been fitted to a computer-ge...

Pizzo Mottac 2010

B: Ridge from Mottac to Testa di Menta

by Kay F. Jahnke, 870 meters away

Continuing north-west from Mottac, the trail runs along a rugged ridge but poses no great difficultie...

Ridge from Mottac to Testa di Menta

C: Passo Di Basagrana

by Kay F. Jahnke, 2.8 km away

Passo di Basagrana can be reached from Trontano. It's over 2000 m high, so one of the higher access r...

Passo Di Basagrana

D: Costa Nera

by Kay F. Jahnke, 3.1 km away

The Costa Nera runs from Pizzo Nona to Bocchetta di Vald. Towards Bocchetta di Vald the ridge becomes...

Costa Nera

E: Picknick Spot Below Motta Di Campo

by Kay F. Jahnke, 3.8 km away

On my detour from the standard route from Alpe Scaredi to In la Piana I was looking for a nice spot t...

Picknick Spot Below Motta Di Campo

F: Alpe Campo Di Sopra

by Kay F. Jahnke, 3.9 km away

Alpe Campo di sopra can be reached by a detour from the trail leading down from Alpe Scaredi to In la...

Alpe Campo Di Sopra

G: Point 1607 near A. Campo di sopra

by Kay F. Jahnke, 4.0 km away

Point 1607 near A. Campo di sopra

H: View from Summit of Cima Pedum

by Kay F. Jahnke, 4.1 km away

This is a view from the summit of Cima Pedum in Val Grande National Park in Piedmont, Itlay. Above a ...

View from Summit of Cima Pedum

I: on trail north of l'Arca

by Kay F. Jahnke, 4.1 km away

on trail north of l'Arca

J: Upstream from L'Arca

by Kay F. Jahnke, 4.3 km away

Upstream from the gorge at L'Arca the riverbed widens again. From this side of the gorge it can be se...

Upstream from L'Arca

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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