Val Troncea, trip to Troncea Refuge
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Fotografie panoramica de Roberto Scavino EXPERT Fotografiat 11:00, 01/04/2012 - Views loading...

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Val Troncea, trip to Troncea Refuge

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Imagini apropiate de Piedmont

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A: Sestriere

de Luciano Covolo, la 5.7 km distanta

Sestriere

B: Sestriere

de Gianluca Garelli, la 5.8 km distanta

Sestriere

Sestriere

C: Sestriere il centro

de Luciano Covolo, la 5.8 km distanta

Sestriere il centro

D: Sestriere Villaggio Olimpico

de Luciano Covolo, la 6.1 km distanta

Sestriere Villaggio Olimpico

E: Pragelato, ski jumping hill

de Gianluca Garelli, la 6.2 km distanta

Pragelato, trampolini olimpici

Pragelato, ski jumping hill

F: The Fenestrelle Fort at dusk

de Alessandro Ugazio, la 12.0 km distanta

The church at Forte San Carlo just before the beginning of a musical/theatre performance by Assemblea...

The Fenestrelle Fort at dusk

G: Fenestrelle

de Gianluca Garelli, la 12.0 km distanta

Fenestrelle

H: Colle delle Finestre

de Christoph Hoermann, la 15.4 km distanta

Colle delle Finestre

I: Exilles Castle

de Gianluca Garelli, la 16.4 km distanta

Forte di Exilles

Exilles Castle

J: heavy gun in Montgenevre

de Jan Spaic, la 17.8 km distanta

heavy gun in Montgenevre

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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