As I’ve written elsewhere, I have had a desire to visit Abruzzo in Italy to do landscape photography since reading Michael Kenna’s “Abruzzo” book.  The drive from Pompeii was surprisingly good, once we got clear of Naples.  On rounding a bend approaching Barrea, we were greeted with this view, with storm laden clouds creating a dappled light across the valley floor – I couldn’t resist.

Barrea itself is a lovely medieval village with a centre that appears on the whole to have been passed over by tourism despite its fantastic location at the head of a valley overlooking Lake Barrea.

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You can see more from Abruzzo by visiting my Abruzzo gallery.

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