The regions of Piedmont and Val d'Aosta together occupy the northwestern corner of Italy. Piedmont, by far the larger of the two regions, literally means "at the foot of the mountains"; the mountains being the Italian Alps. It was the core of what became the modern nation-state of Italy; its capital city Turin, host city for the 2006 Winter Olympics, is known as the center of the Italian automotive industry . Val d'Aosta is the least populated of Italy's 20 official regions and is a single alpine valley in the highest mountains of Italy. This collection will give you a bird's eye view of the two regions, home to some of Italy's most well known lakes and highest mountains, the latter of which feature some of the mightiest fortresses in Europe. Aerial photo: “Isola dei Pescadori” by Airvuz contributor and drone pilot Alin Constantin.
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