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This is the hardest part of the trail from Pogallo to Bocchetta di Campo. There are lots of ups and downs, and most of the trail is very steep and difficult. At least there are rather good path marks in dark red colour, and most of the time there is only one way anyway...

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A: south end of Strette del Casè

by Kay F. Jahnke, 450 meters away

After a long ascent from Pogallo, the trail finally arrives at the Strette del Casè. Even though it s...

south end of Strette del Casè

B: south end of Strette del Casè 2

by Kay F. Jahnke, 460 meters away

south end of Strette del Casè 2

C: View from Summit of Cima Pedum

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.0 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

D: Picknick Spot Below Motta Di Campo

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.5 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

E: near Bocchetta di Scaredi

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.6 km away

near Bocchetta di Scaredi

F: Alpe Campo Di Sopra

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.7 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: Upper Val Pogallo

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.8 km away

Upper Val Pogallo

H: Point 1607 near A. Campo di sopra

by Kay F. Jahnke, 1.9 km away

Point 1607 near A. Campo di sopra

I: Above Alpe Scaredi

by Kay F. Jahnke, 2.3 km away

The trail from Bocchetta di Cortechiuso to Bocchetta di Campo passes above Alpe Scaredi, which can be...

Above Alpe Scaredi

J: Clifftop near Bocchetta Delle Rovere

by Kay F. Jahnke, 2.4 km away

Clifftop near Bocchetta Delle Rovere

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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