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Imagini apropiate de Piedmont

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A: Torre Albarola

de andrea-repetto, la 17.1 km distanta

Torre Albarola

C: Alessandria: Beata Vergine Assunta church

de Alessandro Ugazio, la 26.9 km distanta

Alessandria: Beata Vergine Assunta church

D: Alessandria: SS. Lucy and Paul church

de Alessandro Ugazio, la 27.1 km distanta

Alessandria: SS. Lucy and Paul church

E: Alessandria: Santa Maria di Castello church

de Alessandro Ugazio, la 27.2 km distanta

Alessandria: Santa Maria di Castello church

F: Nice look around in Tonno on a sunny day

de Bilder Macher, la 28.0 km distanta

Nice look around in Tonno on a sunny day

G: Pej - Val Boreca

de Francesco Favalesi, la 29.0 km distanta

Pej - Val Boreca

H: Duomo di Voghera

de Andrea Biffi, la 29.4 km distanta

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

Duomo di Voghera

I: Bogli - Val Boreca

de Francesco Favalesi, la 30.2 km distanta

Bogli - Val Boreca

J: Val Boreca - Walking in Bogli

de Francesco Favalesi, la 30.3 km distanta

Val Boreca - Walking in Bogli

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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