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Monte Guglielmo

Next to Bergamo surrounded by mountains there is lake Iseo. Monte Guglielmo we plan to visit today is located on the other side of the lake. The track starts near the village with funny name – Zone. To get there we have to drive be the lake through a number of tunnels.

When out of Zone we soon get on a paved Roman road. Somebody (not the Romans as one should guess) has erected wood-trunk made sculptures of drakons and dwarfs. Some twenty of them. Further by the road dwarfs sit on the tree stumps.

Higher up the slope Guglielmo features some ice and snow. In no time we struggle through the layer of snow that gets thicker and thicker. The blizzard waits for us just when we are out of the shelter of trees. Zero visibility.

After a long walk in a deep snow we are at a mountain hut. Mont Guglielmo should be somewhere close enough so we walk further. We find a panorama table partly covered in snow and decide (wrongly as we find out later) we are at the top. After a short rest we then return by the same path.

As closer to Zone village the pavement gets slippery (it was easier to go uphill), it is dark when we return to the car. For the way home we select to drive another side of Iseo lake – a long road and without tunnels. Luckily we find a place where they serve delicious (because we are hungry?) pica.

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