Whilst we driving to stay with our friends you could not fail to notice the charred groves. Victims of wild fires which seem to very prevalent in Abruzzo.
Our friends called only the other day to say they had been without phone/internet for a number of days the result of yet another wild fire.
It was sad to see the damage they cause and how frightening they would be as they say fire can spread faster than you can run.
Here in Umbria they seem to occur very infrequently. I don't know the reasons for this but maybe Abruzzo is just that little bit warmer, the countryside that little but drier......