Alba Fucens

In ancient Roman times, people needed to relax sometimes as well. Escape the hectic everyday life of Rome. They needed like a holiday park. And they built one, well… several actually. But one of them is Alba Fucens. Avezzano (about 100kms East of Rome) used to be based at the edge of a big mountain lake. … Continue reading Alba Fucens

The Maiella

The lady with the white hair. That’s what it looks like. She has been staring at me for the past few days. I was drawing closer, but still she looks distant. Yet everywhere I went, she was there. The big, big mountain you can see from everywhere at the coast of Abruzzo. And beyond. The … Continue reading The Maiella

Alta Murgia

The (Alta) Murgia is a national park. It is an area with hills between Altamura and Corato/Andria. I happened to cycle through it on my way from Altamura to Corato. The main sight is Castel del Monte, maybe better known as the castle on the 1-cent-coin of Italy. It is a weird, weird castle, but … Continue reading Alta Murgia