At Pielungo I turned left at the sign for Castello Ceconi. Maybe a km later you reach the mansion. Ceconi was a rich engineer who designed many roads over our mountains around the turn of the century. So he built a beautiful house here in the style of a castle. Marilyn, me, and Rocky our terrier came to visit in summer about 18 years ago- lots of people were enjoying the well-groomed grounds, having picnics, kids playing. Very pleasant place.
Today it was deserted of course and everything covered with snow. The ride back up through Pradis di Sopra was very peaceful, with wonderful views of the winter beech forests and surrounding mountains. This was my favorite ride so far this year.
|Monte Valcalda (1908m) in the distance, shot from Cristo|
|The road winds upward through snowy meadows at Forno|
|Castello Ceconi, with Monte Flagjel (1467m)|
|View showing terraces supporting Castello Ceconi|
|The ornate ferrobattuto front gate|
|Finally got a picture of this waterfall on Torrente di Molin (normally hidden by foliage)|