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A blog mostly featuring lots of photographs and some words describing my explorations of the high Apennines between Tuscany and Emilia and the Po Valley in Emilia. The articles about the Apennines are spit up into single day walks and cover the whole range from Corno della Scala, Bologna to Passo Cisa, Parma From time to time I stray from the main theme to talk about photography or anything else that interests me.
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  • Carnival again 1 week ago A visit to the Castelnovo di Sotto Carnival which takes place in the three weeks before Lent is always good fun and is also interesting to photograph. This is a typical Italian carnival, far more typical than the Venice carnival. Huge carnival floats are towed around the centre of this small...
  • Monte Prampa 2 weeks ago I decided that on Sunday I would try to catch some snow again in the mountains before it disappears completely. But I could not decide where to catch it. It was Monte Cavalbianco or Monte Prampa. Driving up the SS63 I caught sight of a gleaming Monte Cusna. So, Monte Prampa just under Cusna won the...
  • Where is the Snow? 3 weeks ago This year it has snowed very little in the Apennines. I decided on Sunday to do a short hike in the snow before it disappears entirely.Monte Cavalbianco from Passo Pradarena,RE Climbing up Monte Asinara, MC. Monte Asinara, McFrom Passo Pradarena I decided to climb Monte Asinara instead of the...
  • Strange Rocking at Taviano 2 months ago Last Sunday promised to be a nice afternoon so I decided to do a short hike to the place I have baptised as the “Stone Footballs”.Start of the walk at Taviano, REThey are known here locally as the “Mammelloni” or translated: “the breasts”. I had a chat with one of the locals who talked...
  • A Presidential Visit 3 months ago Yesterday I went to see the visit of the Italian President to Reggio Emilia. He was here to celebrate the 220th anniversary of the invention of the Italian Flag. I was not interested in the tired ritual of the official visit, but I wanted to see a huge 1700-metre-long flag that was hauled through... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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