Sesia River in Isola, Vocca
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Sesia River in Isola, Vocca

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Ponte a Isola, frazione di Vocca

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A: Sesia River near Vocca

by Gianluca Garelli, 220 meters away

fiume Sesia nei pressi della frazione Isola di Vocca (VC)

Sesia River near Vocca

B: Sesia River

by Gianluca Garelli, 380 meters away

Fiume Sesia vicino a Vocca

Sesia River

C: Sesia River

by Gianluca Garelli, 450 meters away

Fiume Sesia nei pressi di Isola di Vocca, Piemonte

Sesia River

D: Sesia River near Balmuccia

by Gianluca Garelli, 1.6 km away

Fiume Sesia tra Balmuccia e Vocca

Sesia River near Balmuccia

E: Sesia River, Balmuccia

by Gianluca Garelli, 2.5 km away

Fiume Sesia a Balmuccia

Sesia River, Balmuccia

F: Balmuccia, bridge on Sermenza

by Gianluca Garelli, 2.7 km away

Balmuccia, ponte sul Sermenza

Balmuccia, bridge on Sermenza

G: Val Mastallone

by Gianluca Garelli, 3.2 km away

Va Mastallone, piccola frazione di Grassura

Val Mastallone

H: ponte morca

by Gianluca Garelli, 3.3 km away

ponte di morca dal sesia

ponte morca

I: Morca, old bridge

by Gianluca Garelli, 3.3 km away

Varallo, ponte di legno di Morca

Morca, old bridge

J: Val Vogna

by Gianluca Garelli, 3.3 km away

val vogna, little river near Peccia in Riva Valdobbia, summertime. Riva Valdobbia isa little village ...

Val Vogna

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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