"Mountains, mountains, mountains, I love you." After he wrote this note, Pier Giorgio stuck it on his bedroom door. From his window at the family villa in Pollone, he enjoyed a tremendous view of Mount Mucrone. He often climbed this mountain and prayed near the large cross. On September 16, 1920, he wrote to his good friend Carlo Bellingeri, "Yesterday I went atop Mount Mucrone where Holy Mass was being celebrated: unfortunately the fog prevented us from admiring the magnificent panorama which can be enjoyed up there."
Travel tip: A morning climb before the clouds roll in is usually the best time to enjoy the view. The best starting point is at the cable car landing which can be accessed from the Sanctuary of Oropa. There is also an altar dedicated to Blessed Frassati that can be accessed via another route. Along the way, you can be inspired by plaques with Frassati information and quotes. For information on the cable car schedule, altitudes, climbing time, etc.,
(Note: The videos beow were taken with a digital camera and were never intended for public viewing. Posting them here to bring you a little taste of Pier Giorgio's mountains. ///cmw)
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