Piemonte - Piedmont Region
The Provinces of Piemonte
People and Economy
History - Antiquity and the Middle Ages
History: Modern Times
Then in the 18th century, while the European monarchies were all involved in the Succession Wars, the Savoy were able to unify the region. Then in the early 19th century the Italian Risorgimento found fertile ground and the support of the monarchs and of some enlightened ministers, like Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, who was finally able to weave the network of alliances necessary to allow the rise of the Italian State.