|"Monte Prena and Monte Camicia"|
|waiting it out in the car|
|I love this dramatic picture my husband took|
|The most incredible bowl of beans on earth!|
Gran Sasso National Park is situated in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is off the beaten path as far as mass tourism is concerned but a beautiful place worth visiting. It is one of the largest protected areas in Europe, the majestic mountain massif dominates the landscape and is the highest mountain in continental Italy south of the Alps. (information taken from Wikipedia)
We stayed there last week and savored the wonders Mother Nature offers.
I painted a few paintings in my sketchbook, but I mostly enjoyed the overall beauty of this incredible place. In any case, a trip anywhere in Italy is always a wonderful gastronomic experience. This region is particularly well endowed. It has superlative wines, meat and dairy products.
It is hard to capture the humbling nature of this park through pictures but I share some of the photos I took with you nonetheless.