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Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Summer in Carmine



To visit the Chiesa di San Gottardo at Carmine Superiore, and to hear the stories behind its unique frescoes, contact Pro Loco Cannobio (Cannobio's tourist information office) for an appointment, or email me louise[at]carminesuperiore[dot]it.

You can reach Carmine Superiore from the lakeside strada nazionale in about 10 minutes. However, parking at lake level in Carmine Inferiore may prove difficult. An alternative is to take a bus from Cannobio or Cannero, or to walk. From Cannobio it's about 90 minutes and from Cannero (the easier route) it's about 60 minutes. Sensible shoes recommended.

Carmine Superiore is a favourite place for a picnic. May I mention, however, that there is no municipal refuse collection, and there are no public toilets. Please be prepared to take all your trash home when you leave - a small sealable freezer bag is useful for used toilet tissue and feminine hygiene items. Please don't leave us to pick up after you.

Happy summer!

4 comments:

EG Wow said...

This is such a lovely mosaic! I like how you've captured much of the beauty of Carmine in it.

Vanessa said...

Have a very happy August, and don't even spare a thought for me, slaving away, day in day out, keeping the economy afloat... :-) xx

ladyfi said...

Ah - wonderful summer in your part of the world!

Karin said...

Enjoy your summer too! I'm spending a week babysitting our youngest two - fun and boy, I'm tired at the end of the day! Then I remember that I'm not as young anymore!

Loved that gorgeous mosaic!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Summer in Carmine



To visit the Chiesa di San Gottardo at Carmine Superiore, and to hear the stories behind its unique frescoes, contact Pro Loco Cannobio (Cannobio's tourist information office) for an appointment, or email me louise[at]carminesuperiore[dot]it.

You can reach Carmine Superiore from the lakeside strada nazionale in about 10 minutes. However, parking at lake level in Carmine Inferiore may prove difficult. An alternative is to take a bus from Cannobio or Cannero, or to walk. From Cannobio it's about 90 minutes and from Cannero (the easier route) it's about 60 minutes. Sensible shoes recommended.

Carmine Superiore is a favourite place for a picnic. May I mention, however, that there is no municipal refuse collection, and there are no public toilets. Please be prepared to take all your trash home when you leave - a small sealable freezer bag is useful for used toilet tissue and feminine hygiene items. Please don't leave us to pick up after you.

Happy summer!

4 comments:

EG Wow said...

This is such a lovely mosaic! I like how you've captured much of the beauty of Carmine in it.

Vanessa said...

Have a very happy August, and don't even spare a thought for me, slaving away, day in day out, keeping the economy afloat... :-) xx

ladyfi said...

Ah - wonderful summer in your part of the world!

Karin said...

Enjoy your summer too! I'm spending a week babysitting our youngest two - fun and boy, I'm tired at the end of the day! Then I remember that I'm not as young anymore!

Loved that gorgeous mosaic!