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View of Avigliana lakes from the castle ruins
Piedmont
Copyright: Roberto scavino
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Roberto Scavino
The village of Avigliana watched from the castle ruins
Roberto Scavino
Avigliana, piazza Conte Rosso
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Avigliana, medieval arcades
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Sacra di San Michele, panorama over the Susa Valley
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Buttigliera Alta, ancient abbey of Sant'Antonio di Ranverso
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Sacra di San Michele, il sepolcro dei monaci
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The path towards the Sacra di San Michele
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Certosa Reale of Collegno, courtyard
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Certosa Reale of Collegno, arcades
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Certosa Reale of Collegno, the great cloister
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Certosa Reale of Collegno, covered walk
Teodoro Piccinni
Colle della Roussa - Sangone and Chisone Valley
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The Hotel with the Most Wonderful View - not quite the Everest View Hotel
Marcio Cabral
Patagonic Rainbow
Night Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik riviera - Elaphiti Islands
Юрий Рыбальский
Evergreen
Andrew Pryadlo
Odesskij dvorik
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Gathering Storm over French Valley 2
Thanee Charoensilp
Mass Ordination Program for 100,000 Dhamadayada Monks
Kyu-Yong Choi
Doi Mae salong - Green Tea Farm
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Sunset Over Rio Ascencio
Rommel Bundalian
Sherman Tank at Imugan
Thanee Charoensilp
To make a food offering for 3,000 monks
Comi Valentine
Trekking Fan at Co To Island
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Menton, statue de Saint-Michel de la Mer
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Giardini Reali, spring blooms
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Saint-Tropez, terrasse sur la mer
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Palazzo Carignano, the 19th century façade
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Aglié Castle and its park, infrared panorama
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Paşabağ, walking among Fairy Chimneys
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Porte médiévale dans la ville d'Antibes
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Piazza San Carlo, «Voci nel silenzio»
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Fréjus, place Formigé et la cathédrale Saint-Léonce
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Sankt Florian Abbey, the fountain in the courtyard
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Vieux village de Roquebrune Cap-Martin, vue de la baie
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Piazza Vittorio Veneto at the corner of Via Giulia di Barolo
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.