Italien: Von San Michele di Prazzo nach Acceglio
DreiFarben went for a hike.
July 24, 2021
Did I say the Apollo butterfly was rare? In Germany it has been on the red list of endangered species since 1936, but in the Maira Valley it is king of the skies. I saw dozens alone today!The hike turned out to be difficult. In the first part, I was threatened by huge, nasty hums, stopping was out of the question. And the upward trend was painful. If it weren't for the phenomenal view from Punta Culour. A fantastic view of the mountainous end of the valley! France is already over there!The steep path down to Acceglio had fallen into disrepair; briefly panic rose in me. The alternative route was also uncomfortable. A hike with all the ups and downs.Acceglio is wonderful. How one imagines an Italian vacation home from the fifties. The Strada provinciale and the roaring Maira River run through the middle of the village (160 inhabitants). A crowd of children hog the only ice cream counter. There is a cafe, an ATM, two Alimentari and helpful information that is also open on weekends. Only the tourists prefer to live on the heights today.