13-14 May 2017
Leaving Bolzano, Italy, we took the high road to the Lakes Region of Italy, a scenic drive that took us through Switzerland (and the Swiss Alps). We kept a lookout for the St Bernard with his little collar barrel, but we did not spot him.
Switchbacks at the Maloja Pass, 10 miles Southwest of Saint Moritz.
Not the Matterhorn - we were well to the East. To the right, Lake Albigna Dam - the top at 7100 feet.
Along Lake Como, cascades off the mountain. On the right, "the Fiumelatte is a river flowing from a cavity into Lake Como, just south of Varenna, it has an approximate length of 250 m (820 ft) - Italy's shortest river. The name Fiumelatte, composed from fiume (Italian for "river") and latte ("milk"), is due to the milky white color of its water. One of the river's peculiarities is its annual intermittency: it usually dries in the middle of October to reappear in the second half of March."
The view from our apartment balcony. Our trusty Fiat 500, and our dining area.
Zoomed view from the balcony, and two further zooms below. Million dollar views.
Fish from the lake, and other local specialties.
Found some more breweries. German varieties to the left, American style right.
The Moto Guzzi factory, the one and only, just 20 minutes south of our apartment near Varenna. It's Sunday, so there wasn't any action. That's our Fiat 500 again parked in front.