Un Minuto con…

By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com

Montviso

Monviso, in the Province of Cuneo in Piemonte, is the highest mountain (12,602 ft.) of the Cottian Alps and very close to the French border. Monte Viso is well known for its pyramid-like shape, and because it is higher than all its neighboring peaks by about 1,640 ft. it can be seen from some distance, from the Piedmontese plateau and the Langhe.  They say that on a very clear day it can be seen from the spires of the Duomo in Milan.

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Paramount Pictures was so inspired by the beauty of Monviso that it used its image as the company’s logo to express Paramount – meaning “more important than anything else”.  Do you see the resemblance?

Piemonte is fascinating!

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Did you Know?

The great Gothic Cathedral of Milan, Il Duomo, was started in 1386, and wasn’t completed until 1805.

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