Foraging for pine cones. A mountain walk. A delicate moment rudely interrupted. And a delicious lunch. Just another average autumn morning in the Majella…...read more
What flowers, trees and shrubs will prosper in your Italian garden ? Here are a few ideas…...read more
Off the beaten Abruzzo tourist track, here’s a tiny beach-side Nature Reserve known only to locals. And now, you…...read more
Whereabouts in Italy is Abruzzo ? Head due east from Rome and when you reach the Adriatic coast – you’ve arrived !...read more
You’d need a heart of granite not be charmed by the Hoopoe – a bird so endearing that if it didn’t already exist, Disney would have to invent it....read more
I can show you literally hundreds of photos of where one of our owl chicks has been a nano-second previously. But none, alas, of a chick itself. Let alone one looking obligingly at the camera…...read more
It’s currently outside the hunting season, so taking a pot-shot at piggy wasn’t an option, though the local farmers – many of whom reported damage to crops and orchards – argued the toss as to what would happen if a shot fired to scare the porker away instead were to kill it.
The kind of hypothetical discussion point that Italians love nearly as much as football.
(Man v Wild Boar. But who’ll win this epic confrontation ?...read more