Live a day dedicated to the authentic alpine experience: after having ascended to Val delle Messi (pro-tip: if by car, make the most of the climb by stopping in a rest area and admiring the panorama) go for a walk on a flat road amid mountain cabins and meadows, keeping an eye out for the frogs that dwell in the surrounding peat bogs.
Near the rural church of Sant’Apollonia it’s also possible to visit the dairy, dating back to the beginning of the last century and recently renovated.
Observe all the production cycle that transform the milk in cheese, and maybe become the proud owner of a ricotta or a form of P.D.O. cheese “Silter”.
Once the visit is over, return to the entrance of the valley: it’s time to reward yourselves for your mountain excursion! Over a bridge on the river Frigidolfo lie the restaurant Pietra Rossa, nicknamed “the gluttons’ rest stop”.
Absorb the rural atmosphere of this family-style service restaurant before the start of the meal; after you’ll be too busy. From pizzoccheri and gnoc de la cua to braised meat and game (served with the traditional polenta), the full array of the traditional cookery’s flavours will be at your disposal. Enjoy your meal and... Buon appetito!