Montevecchia, the old hill

Montevecchia: ancient settlement of Neanderthal man and homo sapiens, amongst the oldest in Lombardy; Monte delle Vedette (literally, lookout hill) since Roman times; microclimate favourable to Mediterranean plants including rosemary; the wine of its vineyards, first cultivated by the Celts in 1 AD has been praised since the 1600s, and was celebrated by the Milanese poet Carlo Porta; now a protected natural under the Regional Park of Montevecchia and the Curone Valley.

Today I was up on the hill.

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