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Strada Suttermeister

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The Strada Suttermeister runs from Cigogna to Pogallo. It's a comfortable, wide path which has beautiful views into Val Pogallo and at the surrounding mountains.

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A: Alpe Leciuri

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.1 km away

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B: Bridge over Rio Pogallo

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.3 km away

Near Pogallo, the trail to Pian di Boit crosses the Rio Pogallo. The bridge passes high over the rive...

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C: Petroglyphs near Alpe Pra

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Petroglyphs near Alpe Pra

D: Val Pianezzoli 2

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E: Val Pianezzoli 3

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.8 km away

Val Pianezzoli 3

F: Upper Val Pogallo

by Kay F. Jahnke, 2.6 km away

Upper Val Pogallo

G: Ridge to Pizzo Marona

by Kay F. Jahnke, 3.1 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

H: Mulattiera near Or Vergugn

by Kay F. Jahnke, 3.1 km away

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I: Ridge above Aura

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Ridge above Aura

J: View from Summit of Pizzo Marona

by Kay F. Jahnke, 3.2 km away

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

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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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