The Crowded Planet
They are Margherita and Nick, a writer and photographer from Italy and Australia, long-term travellers and lovers of nature, wildlife and the outdoors.
The Crowded Planet focuses on what they love most; nature and adventure travel, with an eye on sustainability. They see nature and adventure everywhere – on the ski slopes, on a mountain wall or on a hiking path, but also in cities. They write about ‘traditional’ nature and adventure travel, but also about alternative cities,urban nature and local festivals.
Chiavenna is also a frontier land. It lies on the foot of Maloja Pass, connecting Italy with Switzerland, Germany and beyond. The valley has changed hands multiple times – throughout its history it has been Byzantine, part of the Duchy of Milan, of Graubunden, and then part of Napoleon’s Cisalpine Republic, and of the Habsburg Empire.
Welcome to the second instalment of our weekend with #InLombardia365! After visiting Chiavenna we headed to Valgerola, home to Bitto cheese. We spent a wonderful evening learning about Bitto and taking a moonlit walk across a frozen, abandoned village. Check the #InLombardia365 hashtag on Instagram if you want to see more awesome pics!
This is the third and last part of our adventures in the Lombardy Alps! A day spent dog sledding and snowshoeing in lovely Valdidentro in the Sondrio province of Lombardia, very close to the Swiss border! We drove higher and higher, under a sapphire sky. I spent all my time dozing in and out, in […]