Trekking Photo Blog!

Wednesday: Orti Dipinti and Treedom Visit

A morning working in the garden at Orti Dipinti.
The view of Florence from Treedom, a company that allows users to pay to plant trees and uses the trees to help provide farmers with additional income.

Thursday: Vineyard Tour and Exploring Florence

Their fields of grapes being grown the traditional way – interspersed with olive trees.
The winery in Fiesole, a neighboring community to Florence, where we enjoyed a wine tasting with Lauren and Luca and learned about organic grape growing.

Friday: Our Last Day at Orti Dipinti and Uffizi Gallery

Chloe with the group gratitude for Giacomo that she painted- a structure to house native bees.
Alex with a postcard from Orti Dipinti that shows their recipe for hot sauce.
Kenzie posing with a drawing she did of the group.
Aidan and Kai talking and bottling hot sauce.
The birth of venus.
Chloe, Clemmie, Kai, and Adam ready to chop ingredients for hot sauce.

Saturday: Traveling to Abruzzo 

Kenzie in the pizza shop where we stopped for lunch.
Chloe and Kai napping on the train.
Hiking up to the wilderness refuge – type two fun.

MONDAY: Day Hike

View from the top of Mount Marcolano.
Ready to hike!
Kenzie ready to tackle the mountain.

Tuesday: Transfer from Pescasseroli to Civitella Alfedena and Visit to the Wolf Museum

Aidan and Mara on the hike back to Pescasseroli.
Taking a break after one of the trickier downhill sections.
Alex in the museum’s recreation wolf den.
Liam with his bear dad.
Kenzie with her bear friend.

“Why are they playing on that? This is for children” – Andrea

David and Kenzie tearing up the seesaw.
Aidan in the baby seat.

Wednesday: Day Hike to Viewpoint of Civitella Alfedena

Ready to hike!
Alex admiring a rainbow.
Chloe on the go!
Imagine how it looked before the leaves fell…
Handstand break.
What are friends for?
Our lunch view!
Learning bird calls with Andrea.
Chloe, Kenzie, and Clemmie are happy hikers.
Strolling through the moss forest.
Taking in the view of the lake and Civitella Afledena.