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Following the road that from Lugano goeas to north along the lake after Gandria (little town where I took two of my last posts) we grossed the border between Switzerland and Italy. At our first stop we looked back and I was attracted by the view of this village near the border with the wet trees after the storm.

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Valsolda is a comune (municipality) of c. 1,600 inhabitants in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 km north of Milan and about 25 km north of Como, on the border with Switzerland.

Valsolda consists of Cressogno, San Mamete, Albogasio, Oria and Santa Margherita on the shores of Lake Lugano, as well as Loggio, Drano, Puria, Dasio and Castello on the mountains above. It was the set of the works of Antonio Fogazzaro, including Piccolo mondo antico and Malombra; his house in Oria is still visitable.
Valsolda borders the following municipalities: Cadro (Switzerland), Cimadera (Switzerland), Claino con Osteno, Lanzo d'Intelvi, Lugano (Switzerland), Porlezza, Ramponio Verna, Sonvico (Switzerland), Val Rezzo and Villa Luganese (Switzerland).

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