Photo Essay: Hiking Torcola 2000

Spending a weekend up in Piazzatorre, Marco and I found just enough bel tempo to go for a hike. Mentioned before, Torcola is the peak right above our mountain home and our go-to hike. It’s a straight-up, no-nonsense walk that leads to an opening among the trees known as Torcola.

Though I’m more than familiar with the walk, the fall leaves offered a new scenery for me, and the spontaneous invitation for a coffee from a cabin we passed was even newer! Truly being able to watch the seasons change and enjoy it among good company in fresh mountain air is a perfect way to spend any weekend. So whether the weather is hot, cold, snowy or rainy where you are, I invite you to join in on our classic hike and enjoy autumn in northern Italy from the bottom of the mountain to the top!

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Torcola 2000, the 1,840 meter hike

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There are various routes, but the most direct features this relatively new concrete road, later giving way to dirt path

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One step at a time

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Snow already covered much of the ground closer to the top

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Even on a cloudy day, there’s nothing like the satisfaction of the view from the top

Visibility wasn’t great, but the weather was ideal and the hike well-known and relaxing. Once there we plopped down for lunch and enjoyed the view!

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