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Saint Elizabeth Church, Colleretto Castelnuovo, Piedmont, Italy. External view.

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B: Castelnuovo Nigra, Pian delle Nere: narcissuses

de Alessandro Ugazio, la 4.2 km distanta

Castelnuovo Nigra, Pian delle Nere: narcissuses

C: Castelnuovo Nigra, Pian delle Nere: gentians

de Alessandro Ugazio, la 4.5 km distanta

Castelnuovo Nigra, Pian delle Nere: gentians

D: Castellamonte Castle, «Festa barocca per Amedeo»

de Roberto Scavino, la 7.1 km distanta

A baroque feast to celebrate Amedeo di Castellamonte, great architect, author of the Palace of Venari...

Castellamonte Castle, «Festa barocca per Amedeo»

E: view of Succinto

de Kay F. Jahnke, la 10.3 km distanta

view of Succinto

F: ascent from Succinto

de Kay F. Jahnke, la 11.0 km distanta

ascent from Succinto

G: Aglié Ducal Castle, infrared panorama

de Roberto Scavino, la 12.1 km distanta

Aglié Ducal Castle, infrared panorama

H: Aglié Ducal Castle and its park

de Roberto Scavino, la 12.2 km distanta

Aglié Ducal Castle and its park

I: Aglié Castle and its park, infrared panorama

de Roberto Scavino, la 12.2 km distanta

Aglié Castle and its park, infrared panorama

J: ascent from Talosio

de Kay F. Jahnke, la 12.8 km distanta

ascent from Talosio

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Piedmont

Aceasta este un ansamblu a 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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