Map of Olds for The eastern shore On the eastern shore, the rugged mountains soften as they fall down to the lake and the wooded slopes give way to small-scale olive and grape cultivation that hasn’t changed for centuries. The shore is sprinkled with pretty little villages including Sulzano, Sale Marasino and Marone, all with good ferry links to Monte Isola and ideal places for a refreshing dip in the lake. Up above the lake, the peaceful Via Valeriana (see box, p.253) winds through hamlets on an ancient commerce route, and just outside the hillside village of Zone, the landscape has been eroded into strange rock pyramids. On the northeastern tip is the larger Pisogne, where it’s worth stopping off to explore the town’s picturesque little streets and its wonderful Church of Santa Maria delle Neve. Pyramids at Zone Heading out of the village of Marone, midway up the eastern shore, a tortuous road climbs through chestnut woods to the village of Zone, in an area of rocky pyramids topped by granite boulders, a result of the rain erosion of glacial moraine deposits. Alongside the entrance, the twelfth-century church of San Giorgio (Easter Sept daily 9am 5pm; limited hours out of season) is decorated with frescoes of Saint George. Santa Maria delle Neve Via Antica Valeriana Daily 10am 6pm; reduced hours in winter T036 488 0856 The little fifteenth-century church of Santa Maria delle Neve, in the village of Pisogne, where the artist Romanino painted a fresco cycle in 1534, is beautiful enough to have since been dubbed La Cappella Sistina dei Poveri (the Poor Man’s Sistine Chapel). The basilica’s interior walls are covered with Romanino’s graceful art, the Passion to the west and south, and a trompe l’oeil design in the vaults of a sky crowded with prophets. Map of Olds 2016.
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