Want to see (and, in winter, ski) the Alps? Get off the train in Lecco and walk across the station parking lot to the bus stand in via Montello, where the #5 bus departs,Â roughly every hour, for the Funivia (you can buy bus tickets at the newsstands inside or outside the railway station, or on… Continue reading Lecco: Between Lake Como and the Alps
Photo Gallery: Erve, March 2008
One beautiful day in March, Enrico and I went up to Erve, a village quite close to where we live in Lecco – as the crow flies. But we had to drive, and then hike. I’m not much of a hiker, so we only walked for about an hour, but that was plenty of time… Continue reading Photo Gallery: Erve, March 2008
When is a Mountain a Hill?
I suppose that what I see out my office window are technically Alps, but I can’t get used to calling them “mountains”. In Mussoorie, we lived at 7000 feet (2133 meters) and called that a “hillside.” Here in Lecco I live at 400 meters, and it’s supposed to be a mountain. The Alp on whose slopes we… Continue reading When is a Mountain a Hill?