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Hiking Pizzino to Fraggio (Val Taleggio, Bergamo)


Pizzino (24 miles north of Bergamo)
to Fraggio (light blue line)

This to be more of a stroll because all it involves is less than 30 minutes of putting one foot in front of the other. The trail begins from Agriturismo Il Pavone in Pizzino that continues on a dirt path passing their farm, and the point of interest here is an ancient (15th century?) church - Chiesetta San Lorenzo - which sits amidst rural surroundings. So rural, in fact, that after I took the photo below and walked around the church, I returned to see a cow in the exact same spot where I had been only minutes before.




Getting to Pizzino is a pleasure in itself as the road through Val Taleggio follows along a deep gorge that has no shortage of cascading water during spring. There is "the Rock fountain" in particular that sits on the side of the road as a sort of ambassador to the valley. To find it via gps coordinates:
45.887303, 9.604591 Google maps

Comments

K and S said…
beautiful scenery!
Frizzy and Bird said…
Looks like so much fun!
Fern Driscoll said…
The scenery on your hikes is breath-taking - just lovely. Is that a real cow? She looks so, I don't know... stuffed. Excellent and slightly disorienting cow photo. They are amongst the knobbiest and funniest of creatures I've always thought.
Rowena... said…
Fern - I had a hard time believing it myself when she just popped into view like that. And wait a minute...are you comparing her to the poor things that are crammed into a pen like in the movie Fast Food Nation? I watched that a few nights ago...disgusting!
OkiHwn said…
More pictures of Ms. M.
Anonymous said…
Wow looks a fabulous place, love the water falls also. Comment on the cow it maybe reminds me of one of those from dancing commercials that appear on television every now and then. Maria
Rowena... said…
Maria - I've been following an italian hiking blog so I really hope to find more magical places like these. Beauty is everywhere in these parts....cows too!
Richard said…
Can you give us the URL of the blog?
Rowena... said…
Richard - I can't remember exactly which blog that I was referring to but currently I read the following:
www.diska.it
fabio-trekker.blogspot.com
quellichelamontagna.blogspot.com

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