Montevecchia, the old hill

Montevecchia: ancient settlement of Neanderthal man and homo sapiens, amongst the oldest in Lombardy; Monte delle Vedette (literally, lookout hill) since Roman times; microclimate favourable to Mediterranean plants including rosemary; the wine of its vineyards, first cultivated by the Celts in 1 AD has been praised since the 1600s, and was celebrated by the Milanese … Continue reading Montevecchia, the old hill

Montespluga

"Go there today," the woman in the café tells me. "You don't get many days like today." "No?" I ask her. "Not up the Spluga. You probably get about five clear days every summer, really clear days." I'd set off that morning, passport at the ready, with the intention of going up the border into … Continue reading Montespluga