The Night Before

The Night Before

The tracks of the tractors screeching in the distance just far enough away to appear sweet as evening falls over the Piomba Valley. The lights of Città Sant’Angelo illuminate like a stage above the hill. The air refreshes and reverberates in the woods of licorice that are under the olive groves which are above our …

Domenico Francone – The Architect of Wheat

Domenico Francone – The Architect of Wheat

It’s an architect? It’s a farmer? No! It’s Domenico Francone! Forgive me if I am stealing the script from The Adventures of Superman, but it’s hard not to when you see the extraordinary resemblance he vivifies of the fictional hero, a strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far …

Adriano De Ascentiis – The Badlands of Atri

Adriano De Ascentiis – The Badlands of Atri

Upon entering the office of the Regional Natural Reserve WWF Oasis “The Badlands of Atri”, you may happen to stumble upon a blue bucket placed by the side of the desk. Pay attention to newts! Newts? Yes, a friend of mine has cleaned the pool, he found the newts and then gave them to me. …