View From Ridge Above Val Foiera
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View From Ridge Above Val Foiera

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The old mulattiera from Corte Bue to Orfalecchio passes over this ridge, and this image is taken from the remains of a pylon of an old cable car. It's a good spot to enjoy the view, because the trail mostly runs through dense forest.

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A: Ridge above Val Foiera, April 2012

Kay F. Jahnke作, ここから10メートル 以内

You might say I'm repeating myself, but I thought this pre-springtime image shows a different aspect ...

Ridge above Val Foiera, April 2012

B: ridge above Val Foiera

Kay F. Jahnke作, ここから10メートル 以内

ridge above Val Foiera

C: Ford downstream from Orfalecchio

Kay F. Jahnke作, ここから430メートル

Ner the mouth of Val Foiera, the river can be forded to the left bank, where a little-used trail runs...

Ford downstream from Orfalecchio

D: Ford downriver from Orfalecchio April 2012

Kay F. Jahnke作, ここから440メートル

This image was taken at pretty much the same spot as another one I took in summer. Instead of lush gr...

Ford downriver from Orfalecchio April 2012

E: Viewpoint near Corte Bue

Kay F. Jahnke作, ここから610メートル

On the way from Corte Bue to Orfalecchio, the old mulattiera passes several cliffs which offer nice v...

Viewpoint near Corte Bue

F: River Bend Near Orfalecchio

Kay F. Jahnke作, ここから630メートル

Near Alpe Orfalecchio, the San Bernardino loops around a prominent cliff. The riverbed is strewn with...

River Bend Near Orfalecchio

G: bathing spot

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At the river bend near Orfalecchio the trail passes on the riverbank, so it's easy to get down to the...

bathing spot

H: Flussbiegung vor Orfalecchio

Kay F. Jahnke作, ここから630メートル

A few hundred metres downstream from Orfalecchio, the San Bernardino runs in a bend around a prominen...

Flussbiegung vor Orfalecchio

I: Orfalecchio to Velina 2

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Orfalecchio to Velina 2

J: Orfalecchio to Velina 1

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Orfalecchio to Velina 1



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.