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Passo dello Stelvio.

  Just by chance, not knowing anything about the region nor having ever heard about Stelvio, this has turned out to be a true “biker” stage in my trip, along a route -from Cernobbio to Bormio- frequented by thousands of motorcyclers every day; at least during the summer season. These Alpine roads are of course … Continue reading »

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Journey to nowhere. Storm.

The sky is threatening rain since noon, and I can’t blame anyone but myself for the soaking. But let’s not go ahead of time. I depart from Chiomonte (where I’ve stayed overnight) without any hurry for leaving behind the Piedmont, that authentic and original Italian region. Down the Dora Valley -which Google stubbornly refuses to … Continue reading »

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The great fortress.

  When Napoleon occupied Cherasco, after several defeats upon the Piedmontese, one of his conditions for granting them the armistice was the demolition of the Exilles fortress, an impregnable emplacement too dangerous to be left on foot. It is said that its tearing down and destruction took him two years of hard work and dinamite, until … Continue reading »

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