The red and its lakes
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The red and its lakes

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A: descent from geisspfad to Alpe Devero

av Kay F. Jahnke, 470 meter bort

descent from geisspfad to Alpe Devero

B: Geisspfad

av Kay F. Jahnke, 510 meter bort

Geisspfad

C: Rothorn - the plain moraine

av Francesco Favalesi, 520 meter bort

Rothorn - the plain moraine

D: Geisspfadsee

av Kay F. Jahnke, 960 meter bort

Geisspfadsee

E: Forest At Lago Di Devero

av Kay F. Jahnke, 2.4 km bort

The Giro del Lago is a trail all around Lago di Devero. At times it's on the short, at other times it...

Forest At Lago Di Devero

F: Lago Di Devero

av Kay F. Jahnke, 2.6 km bort

Lago di Devero is a beautiful lake just below the treeline, so it's surrounded by larch forest. While...

Lago Di Devero

G: Manibode

av Kay F. Jahnke, 2.7 km bort

Manibode

H: View of Lago Di Devero

av Kay F. Jahnke, 3.2 km bort

Descending from Bocchetta della Valle towards Lago di Dévero, every now and then the lake can be seen...

View of Lago Di Devero

I: torrente buscagna

av Kay F. Jahnke, 3.5 km bort

torrente buscagna

J: Torrente Buscagna

av Kay F. Jahnke, 3.7 km bort

Torrente Buscagna

Det här panoramat togs i Piedmont

Detta är en översikt av 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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