Livigno

Livigno in Summer

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Livigno in summer
"... a never ending deep-blue sky and air that feels like silk that gives a voracious appetite...".
The nostalgia for Livigno was felt not only by Giovanni Guareschi, who stayed in Trepalle and created the figure of Don Camillo, inspired by Don Alessandro Parenti the priest at Trepalle, the highest parish in Europe, but it is also a sentiment of everybody who remembers the days spent in Livigno, waiting anxiously to come here for the next holiday.
Nostalgia for fresh dry air that invigorates and encourages us to face up the daily stress of the city, for the dry climate without dampness, that allows everybody, both the grandparents and the grandchildren, to tolerate easily the 1800m height of the valley. An enclave closed between two mountain chains that preserves the valley both from the cold currents blowing from the North and the damp ones blowing from the South. Nostalgia for the sun and clear air, for green, wood and helds covered with multicoloured flowers, that are in contrast with the snow-white glaciers of Bernina and Ortles-Cevedale, that stand out clearly against the blue sky. Nostalgia for the Stelvio and Swiss National Parks, that frame the long valley and where it's very easy to come across chamois, steinbocks and the rich alpine fauna.
Nostalgia for traditions from the earliest times that in Livigno seem never to disappear. The bait, the houses made of wood and bricks which line the main street crossing the valley, the tee made of wood, the residence only for the summer, scattered along the tresende, the paths bounded by sef, fences that run across the wide grassland at the bottom of the woods and up into of the side valleys.
The silence broken by the pealing of the cowbells and by the gurgling water of the streams. Nostalgia for Livigno, for the peace and serenity, which you'll find here during your holiday directly in contact with nature and the alpine culture which belongs to the local population who have been able to keep alive the traditions of the high mountains.