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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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  • On a film set. Commessagio 5 days ago Just a few kilometres north of  Sabbioneta, Vespasiano Gonzaga’s perfect city in the Po Valley is the small village of Commessagio. It is an agricultural centre just like many around Mantova(Mantua). But the entrance to the village is via a boat bridge, a curiosity that makes it worth a...
  • First Snow 3 weeks ago We had our first snow of the year in the Tosco Emilian Apennines last week. So, a trip up into the mountains to catch some snow scenes was obligatory. I had a nice sunny day as well. I went to the “Recinti” (enclosures) above Valbona RE one of my favourite places for snowy landscapes. I had...
  • Autumn with a bang at the Comunella 2 months ago Sunday was just the day to catch the Autumn colours in the Apennines. I decided to take a walk that starts at the Pradarena pass and heads east to the Passo Comunella. Nothing too strenuous and there are some great views here.The Autumn has almost passed to winter up there and in a few days the...
  • Sun and Rain in Val d'Aosta. 3 months ago This year we again spent our summer holidays in the Val d’Aosta. There is always something new to discover here.I finally got around to doing the short hike up to Lago Arpy, with its specular view across the lake with the Monte Bianco group of mountains in the background. This was the visual...
  • Ancient Graffiti in the Val Camonica 4 months ago I finally managed to get up to the Val Camonica in Lombardy to visit the prehistoric rock incisions around Capo di Pont. Around this small town are several sites. I managed in one day to visit just two of them.Val Camonica from Bedolina BSThe guide arrives at Naquane, Capo di Ponte, BSThe first... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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