0523 Mountain base Town (SM 002â€”new)
Borgo Maggiore Travel Blog› entry 148 of 201 › view all entries
The road down the mountain isnâ€™t exactly meant for pedestrians, but I manage to make it down to the next town at the bottom of the cliff all right.
Borgo Maggiore is a pleasant little historical village with a cable car ride up to the capital. It feels a bit like an Italian village, but with the cliffs always dominating the skyline, and flags and other reminders about, you canâ€™t forget that youâ€™re in
I reach a arched portico stretch with an antiques sale going on-- folk selling everything from World War II era newspapers to old housewareâ€¦
I continue on through the town to where I find something else that Borgo Maggiore should be famous for: The Ugliest Church Design Iâ€™ver ever seen. Iâ€™ve seen ugly churches, but not churches actually designed to look horrible. This one has a roof of sheet metal, bent at all sorts of odd anglesâ€¦
Down at the edge of town I find an open field where I take a clip with the cliffs and castles in the background-- doesnâ€™t quite do the view justiceâ€¦