There is a questions that our guests make us frequently: “Costiera dei Cech meaning”, without commas or question marks.
To understand why it is called “Costiera” or “Coast” you have to look up when you are down, nearby Morbegno, and all will be clearer.
To “Cech” there are two explanations, linked to two probable episodes that marked historically these mountains:
- Cech, or Franchi. A Germanic population that during the High Middle Ages colonized the territory and that influenced the life and costums .
- Cech, like blind. Because the paganism resisted long among the local people who converted very late to Christianity.