sibillini mountains

Yesterday was such a glorious day we went out for a drive up to the Sibillini mountains which dominate the views in this region. They are  pretty big too – the largest just shy of 2500m and remain snow-capped at this time of year. We headed for the spa town of Sarnano – we’d read about it several times but hadn’t visited before yesterday. We headed off across country to avoid the larger roads but quickly found ourselves down some very rural white roads. C suggested that we return to some decent roads before I took the exhaust off. It was good advice knowing my current luck record.

It really is a pretty town. We had a lovely glass of wine sat in the sun-filled main square then climbed up to the centre of the older part of the town. The tiny roads are really steep but it is very atmospheric. This is the staging point for all the ski-ing activity in the region although there wasn’t much evidence of skiiers around. We think the bulk of them must be based at Sassotetto about 7km away. We thought we’d go and check that out next time. Some of the views were just stunning and camera shots can never do it justice but here’s a sample taken from the centre of the town.



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Having decided on a change of life by moving home from the UK to Italy, this is the story and thoughts of a man on a personal journey from the Blackpool Tower to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, in search of la dolce vita. After several olive harvests he's now back in London but en route he shares his very personal perspectives on life.

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