Monday, February 13, 2012

Valle Intelvi

Valle Intelvi is a side valley of Lake Como that offers a wide array of hiking options. It can be reached from Switzerland by way of a series of stupidly steep vomity roads.

On a Sunday in late November, Dad took us to a little known corner of Valle Intelvi and treated us to a loop hike out of the hamlet of Posa. Dad pointed out that "Posa" is the imperative of "to pose" in Italian. I took that seriously.

The hike began with an asinine conversation.

While Dad scampered to the top of Monte Comana to enjoy the view of scenic Lake Como,

Mom and I relaxed on the meadows above the Alpe Comana pond.

Later, we proceeded to visit the summit of Monte San Bernardo,

which lies very close to the Swiss border and gives a commanding view over Valle di Muggio.

The trail network is very well marked, possibly because this area is right next to the Swiss border and the Italians don't want to look disorganized.

I find the local architecture fascinating.

I'm also a great big fan of Italian treats, though I never get to sample any. Unlike my parents, who ate and drank their fill at Bar Il Punto in San Fedele Intelvi. Che cavolo!


  1. YUM, look at those treats. What a great hike you went on! Very beautiful!

  2. What a great hike! the scenery is beautiful! I love your description of the stupidly steep vomity roads. LOL!

  3. Woof! Woof! Nice place to go hiking. Happy Monday Mischief. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  4. Asinine conversation LOL. The Italians don't want to look disorganised LOL. What a superb read!

  5. Wow, what gorgeous country. Loved those pictures and hearing some info on where you were. What a fun place to go for a walk. We are very jealous. Hope all of you have a great week.

  6. Another beautiful spot. What fun you have over there.

  7. You are so lucky to live near such a beautiful place! Keep the pictures coming!

    Your pal, Pip

  8. Beautiful photos. You look so little against all those big mountains.

  9. GOR-GEOUS!! I think you must be a canine supermodel, because only us supermodels take posing seriously, :)

    Yuki and Rocket

  10. That is just indescribably beautiful, you are one lucky hound. I love the picture with the donkeys too, adorable!

  11. Wow that looks so beautiful! We go every other year to Switzerland to visit my sweetie's family. Wish we could take the dogs to run around on the mountains and visit with all the sheep and goats!

  12. You live near some beautiful landscape!! The yummies look beautiful too!!!!


  13. Wonderful walk. We feel like we were there with you.

    AND you got to go into the restaurant!!!!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  14. We're so happy to meet you. Our Mom had a little doxy that looked just like you once a long time ago. She was sick when Mom adopted her and only lived a few days but Mom still thinks about her and smiles when she sees black and tan dachshunds.
    Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

  15. Hey Buddy,

    You're great at that 'Posa' thing!!

    My Mum would love me to practice that and KEEP STILL - she's always moaning cos I move when she's taking a picture, well, she takes soooo long - I get bored!! Tee Hee

    Have fun

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  16. I love reading about your hiking adventures in Switzerland. It seems so exotic and we are jealous that mountains and trails are so close to your house. Makes me want to move there :)

  17. What an adventure Tootsie! Glad we found you on PBU! I love your header picture too.

    1. Thank you for your sweet note, and thank you for stopping by!


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