Friday, November 18, 2016

More Iseo Stuff

So, we wanted to go to the Monte Isola the largest lake island in south and central Europe. It sits in the middle of the lake, and only has a small population but is a really interesting place. The highest peak is 419m up and it is some tough going in 30C+ heat. We still thought it would be fun to climb it though.

Sun already blazing, even though it was early morning. Time to get on a ferry.

The lakes shoreline 

Sulzano from the water.

The trail to the peak

The view back across the lake as they dismantled the floating piers

The piers appear to be telling you the way to Taverna Bergamasca

Some unripe berries.

I do love a good meadow.
At the peak there is the Sanctuary of Madonna della Ceriola

A decent view down.

It stands from the 16th Century.

I think, and don't hold me to this, that these little tablets are recorded miracles attributed to Madonna.... I think....

out of the church.

We got to see them removing the underlay from the floating piers where they were on land.

It made some pretty cool patterns
Then we took the train home. Toot!

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