One thing I am not used to being born in The Netherlands, are mountains. Until now I have yet to see a country that is as flat as it is there (I don’t think there is!) Where I grew up more in the south of The Netherlands, you actually have some hills….. which I always thought was pretty cool. The thing that is missing mostly, in a flat country, are waterfalls.
Traveling around, and living in Italy I really started to appreciate the beauty of mountains. I love to get in the car with my boyfriend, and just start to drive around. Wherever you stop there is something beautiful to see. The variety of landscapes here in Italy still amazes me. Having said, there are no real waterfalls in The Netherlands, everytime I see a little sign saying “cascate”.. I get really excited.
We already found a few around us, and now that my brother was visiting , I thought it was a nice idea to show him some waterfall magic too. It was a beautiful and sunny day yesterday and the perfect day to do a little sight seeing trip. We decided to go to the Cascate di Cittiglio. Close to Lago Maggiore. Since it was a normal working day, we arrived at the place and saw nobody else was there!
There are three waterfalls in total here, and it was just a little walk from the parking to the first waterfall (+-20 min). It was incredibly beautiful and green all around us. Lizards ran before our feet, butterflies flied around and the birds were happily chirping away.
In the summer you can easily go in the water and take a little swim under the waterfall. There are a lot of big stones around, where you can just sit, relax in the sun and enjoy the view. We did just that, and had some delicious strawberries.
Unfortunately we couldn’t go and see the second and third waterfall, because the path to it was closed. But, I’ll definitely come back another time to see all three.
If you happen to be in Lombardia, and would like to see some waterfalls too, these are some other nice ones: Cascate dell’Acqua Fraggia, Cascata del Cenghen (Abbadia Lariana), Cascata del Vo (Schilpario), Cascata di Branzi (Branzi) and Cascata Frati di Sovere (Sovere).
My outfit of the day: