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i närheten av Vivaio Piano Noce, Sicilia (Italia)
The summit of Pizzo Carbonara is just the highest point (by 2 meters, or so I read in the blogosphere) of the several other mountains of Pizzo Carbonara. The views can be deceiving - many of the hills around look higher. Still it is a very worthwhile hike with relatively modest efforts.
We hiked a loop - which can be made in either direction, though we recommend the way we did it. Our return trail leads near the place where the dog Argo has been buried. Argo had all the good qualities of men, but none of the bad. The side trip to the little monument just takes a few minutes - and is recommended more for philosophical than alpine interest.
We hiked in mid-June, and it was surprisingly cold - 11 degree at the summit and not much more at the trail-head. A few days later, with the Scirocco blowing from Africa, it became overbearingly hot and many bush-fires started, turning much of the hillsides near Cefalu into black ash.