River Bend Near Orfalecchio
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全景摄影师 Kay F. Jahnke EXPERT 日期和时间 12:30, 29/06/2010 - Views loading...


River Bend Near Orfalecchio

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Near Alpe Orfalecchio, the San Bernardino loops around a prominent cliff. The riverbed is strewn with house-size rocks, and there are also some smoothed rock terraces like the one I'm standing on.

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A: bathing spot

摄影师Kay F. Jahnke, 距离此处40远

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

bathing spot

B: Flussbiegung vor Orfalecchio

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

Flussbiegung vor Orfalecchio

C: Riale Ancino

摄影师Kay F. Jahnke, 距离此处140远

The Riale Ancino disgorges into San Bernardino where it does a spectacular loop around a prominent cl...

Riale Ancino

D: Ford downriver from Orfalecchio April 2012

摄影师Kay F. Jahnke, 距离此处210远

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: Ford downstream from Orfalecchio

摄影师Kay F. Jahnke, 距离此处220远

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

F: Orfalecchio to Velina 1

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Orfalecchio to Velina 1

G: Ridge above Val Foiera, April 2012

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

Ridge above Val Foiera, April 2012

H: 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...

View From Ridge Above Val Foiera

I: ridge above Val Foiera

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ridge above Val Foiera

J: Orfalecchio to Velina 2

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Orfalecchio to Velina 2



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.