Born Again Boarder
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Spicewood, Texas (in the boonies)
Question for Northern Italy experts: we are staying around Lago d'Orta below Domodossola for several days.
1. Sites around there?
2. Assuming they are either/both open in late-May, which pass is nicer the Simplon Pass via Domodossola or the Furka pass via Andermatt. Heading to Zermatt. The former is half as long (96 vs 201 miles) and half as much time (2.5 vs. 5.0 hrs.) but both are doable. Been up Furka and down the Oberalpen Pass many years ago, like 1978. I recall it was breathtaking. Never have done Simplon. Thought eating lunch at the Belvedere by the Rhone Glacier (Furka) would, be cool (Bond, James Bond, that is, just not in a DB2).