An autumn excursion in Valsassina
A short excursion to discover the Valsassina between the Lombardy Prealps, for the tenth episode of The Wander Playlist.
The Wander Playlist brought us this year to discover dozens of places that we had never seen before, to enjoy surprising landscapes with our eyes, thanks to the precious advice and the thirst of those who spend their days in front of a computer dreaming about open spaces.
Our tenth adventure takes us to the province of Lecco and starts with a planned departure just as much as enough to let the unexpected take us off the road. Saturday evening, our Lumix charged, a torrential rain, a long way to the mountains. We arrive at our small hotel which is already dinner time.
In the morning we wake up in Valsassina and the sun is high. After a car ride through the small streets that join the villages of Bellagio, Cremeno, Barzio, Pasturo, we stop for a walk. The valley is very green, enclosed between the Grigne group in the west and the Pre-Alpes Orobie, a green oasis a few minutes from the city. Flower pastures, rocks and waterfalls, paths towards mountains that take a glimpse of the horizon and allow us to admire Como Lake and the nearby valleys.
Our project to reach the Piani di Bobbio, quickly fades because of the still closed cable car. We then decide to reroute the afternoon to the Piani dei Resinelli.
The Piani dei Resinelli is located at the foot of the Grignetta, between 1200 and 1300 meters above sea level, and extend over the municipalities of Abbadia Lariana, Mandello del Lario, Ballabio and Lecco. The view is beautiful: from the Alpi Retiche to Monte Rosa, overlooking the plain below.
We then head towards the Parco del Valentino, more than 100 hectares of beech woods and panoramic views. The sunset can be seen from the lookout, a natural panoramic balcony. The sky is crystal clear, the cold bitter. While the sun changes colors, we stay to see Lecco, Como Lake, the Braintei Lakes, Brianza, up to Milan. Little by little the air becomes clear.
With our hands crippled by the thousands of shots, we return to our car to go home.
Music and fast lights.