The Lithuanian conquest of the Apennines

The Lithuanian conquest of the Apennines

Recently I had a chance to return to Monte Sirente, a mountain Edita and I attempted in winter a couple of years ago. The occasion was a visit from two of Edita’s Lithuanian relatives, her sister Jolanta and niece Bernadeta. For them our visit to the Apennines was an unforgettable experience.

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Exploring Monti della Laga after the Italian earthquake

Exploring Monti della Laga after the Italian earthquake

Monti della Laga is one of the forgotten mountain ranges of Italy’s Central Apennines. It was our third visit there, so we knew what to expect from the mountains, but another factor gave us cause for uncertainty. Last August, it was the site of a tragic earthquake.

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A stroll up Monte Terminillo and the Elephant Mountain

A stroll up Monte Terminillo and the Elephant Mountain

There are signs of civilisation all over Monte Terminillo, but its accessibility is one of its attractions. An hour and a half’s drive from Rome and visible from the outer ring road, it’s a popular place for alpine climbing, and gave us a fantastic winter walk.

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