Sunny day at Lago Maggiore
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Sunny day at Lago Maggiore

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A: Sunny day at Lago Maggiore

by Jakub Hruska, 80 meters away

Sunny day at Lago Maggiore

B: Isola Madre pier in Lago Maggiore

by Jakub Hruska, 110 meters away

Isola Madre pier in Lago Maggiore

C: Isola Madre 1

by Isabel Marques, 160 meters away

The Isola Madre is located on Lake Maggiore in the province of Piedmont in Italy, Europe. It is uninh...

Isola Madre 1

D: Isola Madre 2

by Isabel Marques, 240 meters away

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Isola Madre 2

E: Isola Madre 3

by Isabel Marques, 250 meters away

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Isola Madre 3

F: Corso in Pallanza during Easter

by Jakub Hruska, 1.4 km away

Seen from Pallanza, Lake Maggiore lies shimmering and smiling southward, down to the lowlands near Ar...

Corso in Pallanza during Easter

H: Hotel Verbano, Isola dei Pescatori

by Roberto Scavino, 1.8 km away

Hotel Verbano, Isola dei Pescatori

I: pergolato sull'Isola dei Pescatori

by Andrea Biffi, 1.8 km away

pergolato sull'Isola dei Pescatori

J: Isola dei Pescatori (Fisherman's Island)

by Richard English, 1.8 km away

Isola dei PescatoriIsola dei Pescatori (Fisherman's Island) also known as, Isola Superiore is a small...

Isola dei Pescatori (Fisherman's Island)

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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