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Ridge above Aura

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The trail from Pian di Boit to Pizzo Marona leaves the forest on this slight saddle and continues through alpine meadows, becoming very hard to find.

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A: Alpe Aura

by Kay F. Jahnke, 420 meters away

A little-used trail runs from Pian di Boit to Pizzo Marona. Here it passes Alpe Aura, a picturesque s...

Alpe Aura

B: Stream near Aura

by Kay F. Jahnke, 560 meters away

Stream near Aura

C: Ridge to Pizzo Marona

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.1 km away

Near the summit of Pizzo Marona, this is the spot where a little-used trail runs down to Pian di Boit...

Ridge to Pizzo Marona

D: Trail to Pian Di Boit

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.1 km away

The trail from Pogallo to Pian di Boit is well-made, as can be seen from these sturdy bridges crossin...

Trail to Pian Di Boit

E: View from Summit of Pizzo Marona

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.2 km away

After a long ascent from Pogallo, I reached the summit of Pizzo Marona in the afternoon. Not the best...

View from Summit of Pizzo Marona

F: Pian Di Boit

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.5 km away

Pian di Boit is roughly half-way between Pogallo and Bocchetta di Terza. There's a Bivacco Parco Nazi...

Pian Di Boit

G: Pian di Boit April 2012

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.5 km away

Pian di Boit April 2012

H: Alpe Forna

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.7 km away

Alpe Forna is a well set-up Bivacco close to the summit of Monte Zeda. It can be reached from Falment...

Alpe Forna

I: Val Pianezzoli 2

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.9 km away

Here the Val Pianezzoli widens for a bit and creates this picturesque jungly plain overgrown with lus...

Val Pianezzoli 2

J: Val Pianezzoli 3

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.9 km away

Val Pianezzoli 3

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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