Lago Passante, Sila MountainsFebruary 14, 2017 in Italy
It was Valentines Day and we were hoping for a nice place to stay. Given the difficulty we'd had finding an overnight spot the previous evening, we kept our fingers tightly crossed.
It was overcast when we left Aprigliano and took the route through the Apennines towards the east coast of Italy's toe. We climbed into the clouds and as we wound back and forth around the sharp bends, we caught glimpses of picturesque valleys spread out far below us.
We began to encounter snow laying at the sides of the road and it started to fall lightly. It was a captivating sight when we emerged above the cloud layer to a vibrant blue sky with glistening white snow coating the undulating landscape crisscrossed by animal tracks.
Passing a frozen lake we rose to 1475m above sea level before we began descending. Luck was on our side regarding the overnight spot, as we came across a layby alongside a reservoir. The view through the pine trees was lovely and the spot was peaceful, if a little chilly at 2°C overnight.
Will cooked us a nice meal and we had a film night with chocolates and bubbly- perfect!Read more