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WONDERS OF THE LAKE MAGGIORE

Published on Styczeń 2, 2012 By admin

Set among the foothills of the Alps, the main Italian lakes of Maggiore, Como and Garda have their own characters but they share one thing in common – stunning locations, sumptuous villas, magnificent gardens and an old world charm. This area  has always been a major draw for the rich and famous. Still, the Lake […]

CADORNA LINE (LINEA CADORNA)- A UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF MILITARY ARCHAELOGY IN ITALY

Published on Kwiecień 9, 2011 By admin

I stagger down the slopes of Monte Spalavera, looking for the nearest beer. The sun is merciless, temperature soaring and my group have nothing to drink on exposed peaks above Lake Maggiore. Compared with towering granite High Alps, climbing Mount Salavera or Mount Morrisolo may seem like a walk in the park but not during […]

VAL GRANDE NATIONAL PARK – ITALY’S LAST WILDERNESS

Published on Marzec 22, 2011 By admin

Val Grande is like Italian Shangri La – wild and rugged mountain peaks surrounding isolated valleys devoid of people but with remnants of the past mountain civilisation. It is an area of more than 15,000 hectares roughly 100km to the north of Milan near the Maggiore Lake (Lago di Maggiore). National Park was founded in […]

TREKKING THE SLOPES OF MONTE ROSA AND FACE TO FACE WITH THE BELVEDERE GLACIER

Published on Marzec 11, 2011 By admin

Looking up towards the eastern face of Monte Rosa (Mount Rosa) I feel a tinge of excitement. It’s a massive, magnificent wall of granite summits towering above a small Italian resort of Macugnaga. It’s the end of June, heat is soaring and the sun is glaring relentlessly. Still, most of the peaks which are over […]