Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Old ladies of the Appennino Mountains
Two old ladies having a relaxed time in the small town of Valboncione, in the Appennino mountains, in Italy. Both are in their 80s and very friendly towards foreigners (like me) visiting their village.
They told me that they live there year-round but that, in winter, the whole village has only 4 inhabitants! When I asked them if they have Internet in the village, they said that they had heard of it, but that they had no idea of what it was. They seem to be perfectly prepared for the post-peak world!
Here are a couple of pictures from the Web, just to give you some idea of what kind of place Valboncione is
above: from scmlink.it
Above from http://www.capresemichelangelo.net/storia/
You can find pictures of other old ladies of the Appennino on Cassandra's legacy at this link.
Very nice pictures and stories of travels in Italy in August can be found in the blog "Italian Slow Walks" by "SantaTatiana"
Ugo Bardi is a member of the Club of Rome and the author of "Extracted: how the quest for mineral resources is plundering the Planet" (Chelsea Green 2014)