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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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