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Alessandria: chiesa di Santa Maria di Castello

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Piemonte

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A: Alessandria: chiesetta dedicata alla Beata Vergine Assunta

di Alessandro Ugazio, 280 metri di distanza

Alessandria: chiesetta dedicata alla Beata Vergine Assunta

B: Alessandria: chiesa dei SS. Lucia e Paolo

di Alessandro Ugazio, 300 metri di distanza

Alessandria: chiesa dei SS. Lucia e Paolo

D: Alice Bel Colle

di andrea-repetto, 24.8 km di distanza

Alice Bel Colle

E: inside the train

di Andrea Biffi, 27.2 km di distanza

inside the train

F: Castle and square of Moasca

di Sergio Bobbio, 31.6 km di distanza

“…è una rocca del XIV secolo, fiancheggiata a levante da due enormi torrioni altissimi e rotondi, le ...

Castle and square of Moasca

G: Duomo di Voghera

di Andrea Biffi, 32.1 km di distanza

Voghera is a town of Lombardy, Italy, in the province of Pavia. It is located 30 km south-southwest o...

Duomo di Voghera

H: Torre Albarola

di andrea-repetto, 32.3 km di distanza

Torre Albarola

J: Sacro Monte di Crea (Sacred Mountain of Crea) - Main Square

di Fabrizio Bertellino, 33.1 km di distanza

The "Sacro Monte di Crea" is located on one of the Monferrato's highest hills, close to Serralunga di...

Sacro Monte di Crea (Sacred Mountain of Crea) - Main Square

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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