Keeping a piazza alive in Italy’s small mountain towns and villages is no easy feat when stark statistics point to 15,000 threatened by depopulation. But sustainable steps can be taken that keep dreams and towns alive, like this neat initiative in the small town of Fontecchio (AQ).
Shepherds are expert weather watchers, but even they can be caught out in Abruzzo’s high pastures, here’s the story of one, Pupi Nunzio di Roio and a sculpture dedicated to him and the other risk bearing shepherds of Abruzzo
Whilst Abruzzo can be infuriating for getting information it can be a joy delving & finding historical documents that dazzle & paint a picture
Take a road trip up into any of the high pastures in Abruzzo’s Majella, Gran Sasso & northern Mount Fiori mountains & you start counting the Tholoi