, a region lying at the base of mountains. (The term, originating in Italy, comes from Latin and means “foot of the mountain.”) The Piedmont area in Italy is in the northwestern part of the country at the base of the Alps.
Carrara, Italy, a city in the region of Tuscany, near the Ligurian Sea. It is noted for Carrara marble, a fine, white stone quarried in the surrounding hills and shipped from the port of Marina di Carrara to all parts of the world. See more »
Catania, Italy, a major seaport and an important industrial center. The city is on the east coast of Sicily, at the foot of Mount Etna, and several times has suffered damage from eruptions of the volcano and from earthquakes. See more »