We rode the Simplon Overladnung from Brig, Switzerland to Crevoladossola where we took the motorway south to Pedemonte and turned east to Verbania on Lago Maggiore.

We stopped here to get a look and to exchange some money and we could not. It was siesta and no one was working. I have to say that everything looked untended and unrepaired, smelled musty and no one seemed to care. I was not impressed with Northern Italy.