Mountains are beautiful, this is a fact.
There is something to do for everyone. You can hike and discover beautiful hidden spots.
Turquoise waters. Sandy beaches.
You can pick wild strawberries, fragoline di bosco, the most delicate of fruits.
Blackberries. No batteries needed.
You can study insects.
These huge things fly. I don't even want to know what they are called.
You can stop for lunch in a rifugio.
|Polenta, mushrooms, venison, roe buck|
|Polenta with cheese and mushrooms|
|Gnocchi with mushrooms and tomatoes|
|Porcini ravioli with nut sauce|
|Orzotto or barley soup|
You can observe farm animals.
Meet a family of scarecrows.
Go food shopping.
And eat some more.
|Mocetta di camoscio or cured chamois meat|
|Mocetta di cervo or cured venison|
|To the right, spressa (a local specialty), to the left my favorite. The sign said: cheese with natural mold for polenta. My kinda cheese!|
Then you can dance off the calories at the town dance.
This was a real village dance. No costumes, no show. These people dressed up to go dance.
And no, we did not forget dessert.
|Chard (yes, chard) and almond paste crostata|
You can check out the local architecture.
|View from the apartment|
|Can you believe there is more than one like this here?|
I am a sucker for detail.
I never get enough of these windows...
|This window was the size of my hand...lace curtains! C'mon!|
Then there is fishing.
We even got a weak rainbow.
We went on another hike and found these.
|I think this was the first time I saw cyclamen in the wild...|
|I didn't even know what these were...|
|....until I opened one...walnuts!|
We prepared a wedding reception and got married.
And we decorated our Crocs with more eco friendly accessories than the ones for sale.
I love the mountains...do you?