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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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  • Messages from the past in Nonatola 2 weeks ago Nonantola is one of the many anonymous and seemingly uninteresting little towns that fill the Pianora Padana. I have passed through it many times without stopping on my way to work appointments. I was told some time ago that it had an abbey that was well worth visiting. The Modena earthquake...
  • Along an Ancient Road at Sassalbo 2 months ago Last Sunday, seeing that the weather was awful on the Emilian side of the Apennines, but on the Tuscan side it was a sunny autumn afternoon, I decided to return to a fascinating footpath that starts at Sassalbo, MS.Sassalbo MSSassalbo MSSassalbo is just below the Cerreto Pass, isolated in the...
  • Early Autumn 2 months ago Autumn is just starting up in the Apennines. I managed to find a short break in the weather on a stormy Sunday afternoon to photograph Lago Padula, near Cerreto. Lago Padula, Cerreto, RELago Padula, Cerreto, RELago Padula, Cerreto,RELago Padula, Cerreto, RECerreto, RECerreto, RECerreto, RELago...
  • A Tale of Two Women 3 months ago At the moment I am slowly exploring the Po Valley area around Mantua.Recently I visited a newly restored castle in an out of the way place called San Giovanni in Croce. In this small village stands a recently restored castle, Villa Medici del Vascello. Google Maps Steet View still show it as a...
  • Lazy Cows and Steel Horses in the Valle d'Aosta 4 months ago We have just got back from a short holiday in the already familiar Valle d’Aosta. But it is nice to see the same places in different light, and there are lots of new places still to discover in this region of Italy.Lago di Place Moulin is a place we visited on our first visit, but it was still... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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