Retracing Wandering Italia: From Castelluccio To Visso
When I wake up, the heavy fog cloaks and hides everything.
I try to wait for the sun to filter the mist and give me an unforgettable sunrise, but everything remains silent, motionless, and hidden.
Reluctantly, also because of the invitations of the locals to stop another day (and God only knows how much I would have liked to accept it…), I set off again just as the sun began to win its battle. The fog begins its retreat, climbing fast from Pian Perduto to stretch and unravel on the slopes of the Vettore.
An exhausting descent towards Castelsantangelo Sul Nera awaits me, diving into the wild and luxuriant valleys of the Sibillini mountains, with an unbearable heat that leads me to stop at the first bar I find in the village.
This choice of mine, I don’t know if dictated by chance or by fate, leads me to encounters that remain and will remain indelible in my mind and heart, talking about the earthquake, yes, of course, but also receiving life lessons, advice and stimuli. As happens that same evening in Visso, in the uproar of the party of a town and a community that is trying to start afresh.
I don’t believe in chance, and today, looking back, I can only ascertain one thing: if I’m here, doing what I like, it’s also and above all, thanks to those people, those smiles and that affection I met that day…
Everything is clear now, and I’m euphoric: nothing happens by chance and, if you want something, the opportunities and possibilities always present themselves to you, also and above all from unexpected sources. To help you find your way…Wandering Italia – A Journey to Come Back to Life
In 2018 I embarked on a journey, on foot and alone, from the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise towards Trieste, going up the Apennines and facing the Alps. If you want to find out more about this incredible experience, you can find Wandering Italia – A journey to regain your life on Amazon, on Kobo and in PDF.