Pizzone di Laveno

25 Feb

Today we went on a hike in the local mountains.  It was a beautiful clear day and actually very hot (the season to complain about it being too cold has officially closed and we’re heading into the season to complain about the heat).  It was actually above 30 degrees at the top of the mountain!  Wasn’t it just last week that I was obsessed with the coldest temps I’ve ever felt in Italy?  In any case it was wonderfully perfect day for a hike.  The kids practically ran the entire 4 hour up and down hike.  The part of the hike that goes across a seriously vertigo-inducing knife edge was quite scary for this mama of 3 energetic little hikers though.  And the views were unbelievable.  You could see all of the local lakes, Milano in the far distance and the Swiss border and Alps in the near distance.  And all this was a 45 minute drive from my front door!  Love where you live.  And I do.

Looking down Lago Maggiore towards Intra/Verbania.

Looking up Lago Maggiore towards Switzerland.

The traditional “cross at the top” shot and our picnic spot.  Notice little box where there is a log book for everyone to sign.

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3 Responses to “Pizzone di Laveno”

  1. Kat February 26, 2012 at 00:30 #

    i thought it was a pretty good day too but after seeing these photos, it must’ve been perfect for you guys. that view is so refreshing/rejuvenating, wish I could hike there someday and see for myself too. 🙂 miss the great outdoors (even vertigo inducing cliffs. hehe) and boy am I glad the sun is back

    • jc February 26, 2012 at 08:03 #

      Come on up! You’re always welcome!

  2. Jen February 29, 2012 at 14:25 #

    That cross with the flags is incredible. Thank you for sharing scenes from the hike. I may never get a chance to see it in person, so experiencing it through pictures is the next best thing.

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