Another little town we happened upon unexpectedly, Having left Lago Iseo and trying to further up toTesimo in northern Italy we happened upon this small village.
There was nothing special about it, but upon further investigation we found the hotel Cumili in the center of town that just opened. Next we found that there were prehistoric rock carvings close by.
It is an easy walk to get around the park. Signs are very informative and the views from high up on the hiltop are amazing. The styles are Tyrolean as we are approaching the northern area of Italy. Switzerland is a short ride from here.
Map of Capo di Ponte and the surrounding areaAs we left heading north top Tesimo, there was still snow in the hills as we passed a ski area. This photo was taken on July 14th, 2008.
Some more information from Wikipedia
The stone carvings of Val Camonica (Camonica Valley) are located in the Province of Brescia, Italy, and constitute the largest collections of prehistoric petroglyphsin the world. The collection was recognized by Unesco in 1979 and was Italy’s first recognized World Heritage Site. Unesco has formally recognized more than 140,000 figures and symbols.
When I am in Italy I am very happy being off the beaten track.