I was thinking more of the landlocked quality if it. So you are on the other side of the Alps from Italy? I could Google Earth that area again, I was just "there" the other day researching Italy, but can ask you instead. Thanks. I live right where the Sierra Nevada mountain range starts in California so I'm interested in where the mountains in Italy which I think are several different Alps start too because I make weird connections like that. :)
I am not sure what exactly you are looking for, Bette. But the alps are pretty far away from Sweden (about 1300 miles further north by car). You could compare it to asking someone from Chicago about the Everglades. He might have the answer, but it's not exactly his neighborhood... :-)
I have passed the alps a few times on my way from Germany to either Italy or France or traveling on purpose to Switzerland. So I might be able to answer your question about the alps, if you'd want to.
Anyhow, welcome to the board, ELB! ;-)
I am glad to see more people from Europe here. Still the distances are unfortunately way too far to just meet occasionally for an exchange of ideas over a dinner or coffee.