Another cool place – Pian delle Betulle


This time we really needed to cool down because the temperature on the lakeside had zoomed up to 35 degrees and climbing. We took the kids across to Varenna on the ferry and then via Bellano, up into the Valsassina. At Margno we took the cablecar (newly re-opened) up to Pian delle Betulle, dubbed l’ultimo paradiso, the last paradise.

What a treat it was to be up there! Still very warm, but gorgeous, with stunning views across the valley to the Grigne, and even down to the lake. Pian delle Betulle has playgrounds, bars, another Jungle Raider Park like the one at Civenna, and a crazy dry bobsleigh ‘trenino’ thing (loved by the children, not for the fainthearted). It will be a perfect place to go for a family ski day in the winter. All in an idyllic mountain environment. What’s not to like? Maybe the drive back down into the sweltering heat?

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