Landscapes of Toscana

Landscapes of Toscana

- Photos from a trekking holiday in Alpi Alpuane in northern Italy in May, 2006

Text and photos: Erik Pontoppidan, Copenhagen, Denmark

Copyright: Erik Pontoppidan

The idyllic village of Roggio at an altitude of about 800 meters was the trekking base during our stay in Toscana.

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1-3: From the village of Roggio, where we stayed for 9 wonderful days, enjoying the hospital friendliness of the guest house "La Fontanella".
4: Madame Gemma, the manager of "La Fontanella" in Roggio, prepared some of the most delicious meals I have ever had, made of good and traditional Italian food products.

1: Enjoying the good food and wine at "La Fontanella" was part of our great travel experience.
2: Morten Boel Nilsson was our Danish guide during our stay.
3: View at Monte Tambura (1.895 meters) from a place near Roggio.
4: View at the heights of The Appennines from a place near Roggio.

1: Due to the hard winter, our first trekking day was quite a challenge, with plenty of snow in the forests during our ascent to the mountain hut Refugio Rossi alla Pania.
2: Landscape near the ruins of the village Col di la Favilla, which was left by its inhabitants after the second world war.
3: Great trek to the pastures near the slopes of Monte Tonterone.
4: Blooming entrance to an old house in the village of Corfino in The Appenines.

1-2: Ascent from the village of Corfino in The Appennines.
3: Walking through the dark forests between the villages Campaiana and Corfino, in The Appennines.
4: One of the several churches in the town of Lucca in Toscana.

1-2: From Piazza Amfiteatro in Lucca.
3-4: From Isola Santa in The Puntato Valley.

1-3: From the trail "Via dell' Amore" at the coast "Cinque Terre" near La Spezia".
4: The mountains of Alpi Apuane are rich on marble, which has been cut in enormous blocks from the mountains since ancient times.

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