Readers' World: Head in the clouds in the Italian Alps

11 October 2015 - 02:00 By Judy Croome

Judy Croome enjoys a self-catering holiday filled with miracles and wonder in Chiavenna, Italy After a busy week of business in Basel, Switzerland, where my husband attended a conference, we headed for Chiavenna, Italy.High in the Alps, Chiavenna lies close to the Swiss border. Already known in Roman times, this Italian town rose to prominence as an independent municipality in the year 1000 AD, before passing into the control of the Visconti and Sforza families in 1335.

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