Sancarlone is a large statue representing Carlo Borromeo, a native of Arona (1538 – 1584), who became a Cardinal Secretary of State at the Vatican, and later Archbishop of Milan. Arona, Province of Novara, Lake Maggiore, Piedmont, Italy.
Completed in 1698, Sancarlone was the tallest statue in the world with a total height of 35 meters. The statue is hollow and has a framework of iron onto which copper sheets are fixed. Sancarlone was designed by Giovan Battista Crespi. in 1869, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, famously known for designing the Statue of Liberty, had spent some time in Arona to study the statue. Arona, Province of Novara, Lake Maggiore, Piedmont, Italy.
Moresco Bridge was a bridge across the Tanaro River, built under the reign of King Carlo Alberto in the mid-nineteenth century. Only the two pillars remain as the rope and wood span of the bridge was destroyed by partisans during World War II to prevent access to the city of Alba. Pollenzo, Province of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy.
Pillar of the Moresco Bridge on the right bank of the Tanaro River, a tributary of the Po River. Pollenzo, Province of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy.
Abandoned house on the lakeshore of Lake Maggiore. Stresa, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piedmont, Italy.
Barolo is a village located in the rolling hills of the Langhe region. This village is renowned for its Barolo wine which is made from the nebbiolo grape. Province of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy.
Barbaresco is a picturesque hilltop village in a landscape of vineyards in the Langhe region. From its vantage point, it dominates the Tanaro River. Province of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy.
Serralunga d’Alba is a hilltop village in the wine-producing region of Langhe. The castle dominating the village with its bold verticality is from the fourteenth century and has remained unchanged ever since. Province of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy.