Cercino, Sondrio Italy

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A picturesque village located
in the Italian Alps

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High above the clouds…

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Italian Alps

Where the Edelweiss grows,
the daisy of the alps.

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CLICK PHOTO FOR CLOSEUP: Eidelweiss like to grow in the snow, they have protective petals which are actually fur-lined leaves!

Life is quaint, air is clean,
Another majestic work of art by our Creator!

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Bergal Valley in the Swiss-Italian Alps

Home of “Acquafraggia,”
the waterfall of “Leonardo da Vinci,”

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Acquafraggia aka Acqua Fraggia (Water Fall)

And the free roaming Stambecco.

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Stambecco (aka Bouquetin, wild alpine goats)

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Cercino, population of 708 (Dec 2004)

(Located 12 miles south of the
Switzerland border
by Dubino, in the province of Sondrio)

More photos & info about Sondrio:

http://www.exploritaly.com/regions2.asp?idpaese=11

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Lake Como, Sondrio Italia

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Cercino nearby Lake Como

Province of Sondrio

Remembering the names of the Fallen

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WWI Combat Memorial in Cercino: ai suoi caduti ne ricorda memore i nomi: MORTI IN COMBATTIMENTO: De Pianto Umberto-classe 1914 Russia 23-1-1943; Forne Annunzio cl. 1920 Mello 1-10-1944; Ambrosini Abele cl. 1915 Grecia 21-9-1943; MORTI PER CAUSA DI GUERRA: Ambrosini Armando cl. 1924 Cercino 20-8-1953; Ambrosini Delfino cl. 1923 Germania 23-12-1943; Barona Angelo cl. 1917 Lecco 16-2-1945

[more here]

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alpinidicercino.it%2FFONDAZIONE.htm&sl=it&tl=en&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

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Panoramic view of Cercino in warmer months

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View of Valtellina Valley and Adda River from Cercino

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The Dolomites in Northeast Italy; it’s Tyrolean/Austrian, photo by cousin Nancy 1st trip to Italia

Cercino is located on a side of a mountain, not down in the valley.  The Valtellina Valley includes Dubino (Dubino is 2 miles from Cercino), Sondrio, Traona, Mantello, Piussognio.

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The town of Cortina D’Ampezzo, also in the Dolomites in NE Italy. The 1952 winter Olympics were held there. FYI: the Dolomites are pink! : )

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Cercino in Summer

Cercino – friends & family

Simona and Nicoletta

Nicoletta, Giorgio & Giovanni

Lorenzo Alponte family

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Overlooking Cercino from the balcony

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Grandma’s old house built in 1800′s

Cercino, Italy

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Grandma’s old house built in 1800′s

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The Village

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Giuseppina Sandrini's family @ her daughter Adele's wedding

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