Carcoforo, the church - la chiesa
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Carcoforo, the church - la chiesa

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Piazza della Chiesa di Carcoforo

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Piemonte

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A: Carcoforo, prato

di Gianluca Garelli, 140 metri di distanza

carcoforo, valsesia

Carcoforo, prato

B: Carcoforo, the mountains

di Gianluca Garelli, 680 metri di distanza

Piccolo ponte sul torrente a Carcoforo

Carcoforo, the mountains

C: Carcoforo

di Gianluca Garelli, 860 metri di distanza

Carcoforo

Carcoforo

D: Carcoforo Mountains

di Gianluca Garelli, 1.0 km di distanza

Carcoforo, montagne

Carcoforo Mountains

E: Colle del Termo

di Kay F. Jahnke, 3.0 km di distanza

Colle del Termo

F: near Colle d'Egua, evening

di Kay F. Jahnke, 3.1 km di distanza

near Colle d'Egua, evening

G: near Colle d'Egua, morning

di Kay F. Jahnke, 3.1 km di distanza

near Colle d'Egua, morning

H: Lago di Baranca

di Kay F. Jahnke, 4.4 km di distanza

Lago di Baranca

I: Rima

di Gianluca Garelli, 4.6 km di distanza

Rima, frazione di Rima san Giuseppe

Rima

J: Ruin near Alpe Selle

di Kay F. Jahnke, 4.6 km di distanza

Ruin near Alpe Selle

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Piemonte

Questa è una vista generale di Piemonte

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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