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  Piedmont Italy Hotels - Piedmont Hotels in Piedmont, Italy. Accommodations, Hotels and Lodgings
Piedmont is a large industrial centre and the wines produced on its southern hills (Barolo and Barbera) is particularly important.
The city was founded by Pope Alexander III in the year 1175 and the surrounded Communities named it Alessandria in honour of the Pope.
Turin was originally a Roman center (Augusta Taurinotum) created by Ottaviano Augusto in the year 29 b.C. and it is nowadays the main town in the Piedmont Region, located on a plain bewteen the Po and the Dora rivers.
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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Piedmont
Piedmont belonging to the Diocese of Nice was sequestrated; this led the bishop, after three years of unsuccessful negotiations, to excommunicate the secular officials who had carried out the ducal decree.
Piedmont in 1720 a new conflict arose, as the pope claimed to be the sovereign of the island.
Piedmont with the territories of Genoa (Liguria) and
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 Piedmont
On March 14, 1861 Vittorio Emanuele II was proclaimed the king of Italy; Turin was chosen as the first capital of united Italy.
Piedmont, the first among continental regions by extention of its territory, is closed between the central Alps and Liguria's Apennines, and occupies the western part of the river Po's plain.
Piedmont is supplied with a rich network of roads, highways and railways with mountain passes and tunnels.
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  Piedmont (Italy)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Piedmont is surrounded on three sides by the Alps mountain range, including the Monviso, where the Po river rises.
From 1046 the main territory of the house of Savoy, (dukes of Savoy from 1416 and kings of Sardinia from 1720), Piedmont was the springboard for Italy's unification in 1859 - 1861, following earlier unsuccessful wars against Austria in 1820 - 1821 and 1848 - 1849.
Italy on the Grand Tour Check out this series of exhibitions from the Getty Museum showcasing the art and culture of Italy in the 18th Century.
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 Piedmont (Italy) Encyclopedia Information @ FolkArtMuseum.com (Folk Art Museum)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) (Piedmontese: Piemont) is one of the 20 Regions of Italy.
The House of Savoy became Kings of Italy, and Turin briefly became the capital of Italy.
One remaining recognition of Piedmont's historical role was that the crown prince of Italy was known as the Prince of Piedmont.
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 Piedmont (Italy) Encyclopedia Information @ FolkArtMuseum.com (Folk Art Museum)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Piedmont is surrounded on three sides by the Alps mountain range, including the Monviso (Mont Vis), where the Po River rises, and Monte Rosa.
The House of Savoy was elevated to a duchy in 1416, and Duke Emanuele Filiberto moved the seat to Turin in 1563.
Piedmont was the springboard for Italy's unification in 1859-1861, following earlier unsuccessful wars against the Austrian Empire in 1820-1821 and 1848-1849.
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 Wines of Piedmont, Italy
Piedmont Piedmont is the largest wine region in the country producing, along with Tuscany, the majority of the fine wines of Italy.
Piedmont is Italy's western most region and borders Switzerland and France on the other side of the Alps.
Piedmont is most famous for Nebbiolo, however, Dolcetto is the base for some of Piedmont's most enjoyable wines and significant progress has been made in recent years by Barbera which makes both strong wine worthy of comparison to fine Nebbiolos and delightfully youthful and fruity reds.
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 Palm Bay Imports: Postcard from Piedmont, Italy
Piedmont is a land of firsts in more ways than one.
As Turin is the home of Fiat, Italy's automotive giant, no visit would be complete without a stop at the city's auto museum, a splendid homage to the design talents of Fiat, Ferrari, Bugatti and Alfa Romeo.
Courmayeur is Italy's oldest ski resort and one of its most fashionable.
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 Piedmont - WOI Encyclopedia Italia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) is a region of northwestern Italy.
Piedmont is surrounded on three sides by the Alps mountain range, including the Monviso, where the Po River rises, and Monte Rosa.
A "piedmont" is a foothill, and "piedmont" has become a generic designation for foothill regions in geography.
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 Piedmont italy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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 YouTube - Travel Italy,Piedmont Italy.Italian Wedding:Trav
Travel to Italy is to travel to Mondovi, Italy, in Italy's Piedmont region.
Italy is a favorite destination and an Italian Wedding is a travel treasure.
Because Italy welcomes experienced and non-experienced travelers, Italy is for everyone and each section of Italy is different from any other part of Italy.
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Piedmont is a region rich in cuisine, culture and beautiful natural landscapes, from snow-capped peaks to vineyard-covered hills to clear mountain lakes.
Piedmont is also home to small farms that produce delightful cheeses, subtle and sharp, creamy and dense, crafted in equal parts by favorable natural conditions and human ingenuity.
Piedmont’s dramatic wilderness also stretches far beyond the greater Torino area, with parks such as Alpe Devero inviting travelers to hike through pastures and grasslands to the Devero Lake, nestled in a mountain basin shaped by glaciers in the northern part of Piedmont, near Switzerland.
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 The Seoul Times
Piedmont is one of the most challenging Regions at the heart of Europe: it boasts a significant and advanced industrial and economic life, a vast network of research centers and universities and wonderful touristic places (the city of Turin, the famous sky resorts of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, etc.).
From 1995 to 2004, she was President of the Province of Turin and President of the Union of Piedmont Provinces.
Like other areas in Italy with large concentration of manufacturing, Piemonte is organized as a series of Industrial Districts possessing certain distinctive features: an entrepreneurial vocation backed up by shared strategies, widespread know-how, technological research and the creation of a network of services for design and production on the district scale.
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 Bed and breakfast guesthouse accommodation Piedmont ,Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Holiday accommodation in Italy is available in so many fabulous destinations that you could be spoilt for choice, but choose a guesthouse in Piedmont and you won't be disappointed with the level of service and the quality of facilities offered to anyone who prefers to opt for bed and breakfast.
In Piedmont, guesthouses give you the chance to indulge yourself in total relaxation, as domestic duties can be safely left at home leaving you free to discover the advantages that can be gained from the comfort and convenience ofthis type of holiday accommodation.
In Piedmont, bed and breakfast means you can forget catering and thoroughly investigate the excellent restaurants in the area to sample some of the local cuisine as well as national dishes that are so uniquely Italian.
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 Ethnic Cuisine: Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Italy is surrounded by seas on both sides: the Ligurian, Tyrrhenian, and Mediterranean on its western shores and the Adriatic on the east.
Northern Italy is composed of eight regions and is considered the most prosperous, likely due to its heavy industrial trade (a strong car manufacturing center in Turin, a finance and fashion capitol in Milan) and its tourism (which boasts excellent Alpine skiing in Valle d'Aosta and year-round balmy weather on the Italian Riviera in Liguria).
Travelers to this area of Italy, known as the Mezzogiorno to the natives, are generally unprepared for the stark beauty of this mainly agricultural land.
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 The Wine of the Month Club - Regions - Italy - Piedmont
Italy's westernmost region with borders on Switzerland and France, Piedmont is hemmed in by Alps and Apennines, which explain why its name means "foot of the mountain." Though it ranks only seventh among the regions in total production, in every other way Piedmont is a giant of wine.
For craftsmanship, respect for tradition and devotion to native vines in their historical habitat, the Piedmontese have no rivals in Italy.
Piedmont ranks with Italy's leading producers of sparkling wines.
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 Piedmont Region (Italy)
At there is a sketchy image and a lot of text in Italian on the history of the Piedmont flag.
In Piedmont, the law says the regional flag has to fly together with the national flag and the EU flag in a number of occasion (e.g.
Piedmont's flag dates back to 1424, and is recognised as the official regional flag by a law of 1995.
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 Mail order fine wines from Piedmont (Piemonte) Italy from The Piemont Wine Co of Godalming, Surrey.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The aim of The Piedmont Wine Company Limited is to source and make available to its customers particular wines of the Piedmont Wine area being mainly from the Monferrato and Langhe hills of Southern Piedmont in North West Italy.
The Vineyards of this area are rich in the history and culture of wine which together with the association of the food of the area is the mainstay of this beautiful part of Italy lying between the Italian Alps and the gulf of Genoa.
Whilst Piedmont is mainly a red wine producing area there are occasions when we may be able to supply quality white wines again produced from single Estate Vineyards.
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 Turin Province (Piedmont, Italy)
In the 1990s when in Italy local administrative governments realized gonfalon was not enought for them, Turin Province began to display a white flag bordered blue (and arms) as the gonfalon device; this symbol is so widespreadly used, in public ceremonies etc. to be considered commonly the flag of the Province.
This emblem gradually was viewed as the symbol of Piedmont, from which in the XIX century this dynasty will play major roles in the events which led to the birth of the Italian state.
Nevertheless also, during the Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946) the intermediate level of administration was only the Province, Region having no form of self government, thus this symbol was officially granted to Turin Province as in ancient times the name "Piedmont" was associated with this smaller area.
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 Piedmont Property real estate Sitemap. Property in Piemonte. Property in Langhe. Luxury Apartment property for sale in ...
Country home to be restored in Piedmont, Cossano Belbo Near Alba in the Langhe.
Two restored country homes in Piedmont Italy, Cossano belbo Close to Alba, the Langhe Hills.
Piedmont Property - The Piedmont Property home page, property for sale in the Piedmont (Piemonte) region of Italy.
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 WineCountry.IT - Piedmont Region Italy
Piedmont, in Italian, means at the foot of the mountain.
Piedmont was one of the first Italian regions to embrace the industrial revolution and in 1899 the automotive giant Fiat (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino or, Automotive Italian Factory [of] Turin) was established here, generating a modernizing trend that involved even the most isolated communities and attracted workers from other Italian regions.
With 46 different DOC and four DOCG areas, Piedmont is the region that produces the largest number of best known, noble, and world-appreciated prize-winning wines, such as Barbera, Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Grignolino, Malvasia and Asti Spumante among others.
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 History and tourist information on Piedmont (Piemonte), Italy
Nestling in the north-western corner of Italy, Piedmont has much in common with its neighbouring countries (France and Switzerland) as well as with its neighbouring Italian regions of Lombardy and Liguria.
Piedmont has one of Europe's most elegant old cities in the shape of Turin, a monument to cafe society.
Italy's first national park and an oasis of ibex, golden eagle and chamois.
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 Holiday apartments and cottages in Piedmont, Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Choosing the right holiday accommodation in Italy to suit your requirements can prove a bit of a dilemma, but for a destination crammed with possibilities for a wide range of activities, a self catering cottage in Piedmont could be the answer.
Holiday apartments and cottages in Piedmont with 2 bedrooms make the ideal base from where a small family or group of friends can discover an area that is within easy distance of the Italian Riviera - holiday cottages that share a countryside punctuated by fertile vineyards, tranquil lakes and breathtaking views across Piedmont.
Holiday cottages in Italy are often preferred for their rustic charm and country appeal as well as all the comforts you'd expect, but a self catering apartment in Piedmont with a pool can be found if you want that little bit of extra luxury during the heat of a summer Italian holiday.
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 Wine Review Online - Five Stars in Piedmont   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gaja, Langhe (Piedmont, Italy) Nebbiolo Sori' Tildin 2001 ($380, Paterno Imports): The 2001 Sori' Tildin, a single-vineyard wine from Barbaresco, is a powerhouse of concentrated tar and strawberry aromas and flavors.
Gaja, Langhe (Piedmont, Italy) Nebbiolo Sorì San Lorenzo 2001 ($380, Paterno Imports): Sorì San Lorenzo, Gaja's third single-vineyard wine from Barbaresco, is always the most full-bodied of the three, and requires the most time to develop.
Giuseppe Rinaldi, Barolo (Piedmont, Italy) Brunate-Le Coste 1999 ($80, Vinifera Imports): What a treat the 1999 Barolo-Le Coste is! When we left Giuseppe Rinaldi's winery, we stopped for lunch at Il Cantinetto, a small restaurant in the village of Barolo, and enjoyed the 1999 there.
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 Property in Piedmont for sale, Italy.
Piedmont is situated in the north-west of Italy, the main home of the Italian Alps [view map].
The city became the first capital of modern-day Italy between 1861 and 1865, and today is considered to be the capital of Italian heavy industry with one of the biggest automobile producers Fiat based here.
Finally, don’t miss the wonderful native fine wines of Piedmont where each province is proud to produce its own variation on the classics.
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 LDSEP: Missionaries in Italy
Labored in the Piedmont Valleys and among his kinsfolk on the island of Sicily.
Labored in Piedmont, Italy and later (1 Oct 1854) was appointed to preside over the Neufchatel conference.
Arrived in Geneva, Switzerland from Brighton, England 20 Aug 1854 and was appointed to succeed Thomas H.B. Stenhouse as president of the Swiss and Italian Mission.
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 In Italy Online - Piedmont
Occupying a large area that borders on France and Switzerland, Piedmont is the ancient dominion of the Savoys, the ill-fated royal family who ruled Italy from the Unification in 1870 until abdication in 1946.
Add to that the region's hopelessly picturesque lakes and hills (of which there are far more per square mile than in Tuscany), and you get a people who long ago learned to rely on their own small community for everything.
In the autumn, every small town in the region has a truffle, wild mushroom and/or wine festival, and here you will see the happy travelers devouring free samples, mingling in the piazza with the sweet and friendly but often rather bewildered locals, who are flattered but still not quite accustomed to all the attention.
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 Travel Destinations: Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Having once enjoyed a brief stint as Italy's "showcase city", Turin was host to more than several progressive-minded intellectuals, including Nietzsche and Dumas, on their tours around the country, and at the same time acquired a fair bit of architectural extravagance (in the form of Baroque edifications and 18km of arcades in the city center).
It was in the city of Turin that Emanuele II and Camillo Cavour first forged a nation-and here that the Red Brigades also threatened to rip it apart.
Today, power in Turin has shifted from the bureaucrats to the "auto-crats", that is the producers of one of Italy's leading automobiles, the Fiat.
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 Select Italy - Food and Wine in Piedmont
The Piedmont region of Italy is best known for its capital, Torino (or Turin), a city that is generally thought of first as home to the famous Shroud or the seat...
Savor the delights of Piedmont on this full-day tour into the heart of this fascinating wine region.
Known worldwide for housing the famous Shroud, Torino was also the first capital of a unified Italy established in 1861 by the Savoy family and the first...
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