0 Likes

Passo Di Basagrana
Piedmont

Passo di Basagrana can be reached from Trontano. It's over 2000 m high, so one of the higher access routes to the central Val Grande area. It passes near Monte Trontano.

Copyright: Kay F. Jahnke
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 26/06/2010
Uploaded: 26/02/2012
Updated: 04/08/2014
Views:

...


Tags: val grande; pass; mountains; alps; outdoors; trekking
comments powered by Disqus

Richard Chesher
Dumbea River Crossing New Caledonia
Hans Molenkamp
Porat Dalmatia
dieter kik
es gruent so gruen..............
Michele Volpicella
Venezia Incredible Fish Market
George Hartshorn
Stowe Bridge
Michael Pop
View over Sibiu old town centre from a church tower
Rafael DeVill
Stone garden in Hohe Tauern
Zaellig
Champ de fleurs mauves
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Averof Ship Athens 3
Michael Pop
Radio Kiss FM Bucharest
Marc Gruber
happy goats
Rafael DeVill
First glimps of Oberwalder hutte
Kay F. Jahnke
Img 3356 Img 3382 Final
Kay F. Jahnke
Cima Corte Lorenzo
Kay F. Jahnke
Pizzo San Martino
Kay F. Jahnke
Img 5338 Img 5364 8bit
Kay F. Jahnke
La Res
Kay F. Jahnke
Above Lago Alpe dei Cavalli
Kay F. Jahnke
Passo della Preia
Kay F. Jahnke
bridge in Quincinetto
Kay F. Jahnke
Punta Dell Osciolo
Kay F. Jahnke
Lago Panelatte
Kay F. Jahnke
Albrun Pass
Kay F. Jahnke
bridge in Valle Quarazza
More About 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.