Postcard from Campo Imperatore (L’Aquila)

Welcome to Campo Imperatore (“Emperor’s Field”), a plateau located in the L’Aquila province of the Abruzzi region, that ranges from 1,500 to 1,900 meters – Here horses and cattle are left grazing in the wilderness of the Gran Sasso National Park…

Mucche allo stato brado... Campo Imperatore (L'Aquila) - Grazing on the Appennine | photo: ©SoniaMarchetti
Campo Imperatore (L’Aquila)
Grazing on the Appennine plateau | photo: ©SoniaMarchetti

Consider the cattle, grazing as they pass you by. They do not know what is meant by yesterday or today, they leap about, eat, rest, digest, leap about again, and so from morn till night and from day to day, fettered to the moment and its pleasure or displeasure, and thus neither melancholy nor bored…
~Friedrich Nietzsche, Untimely Meditations

Free range SPA (Sanus Per Aquam) - Campo Imperatore (L'Aquila) | photo: ©SoniaMarchetti
Free SPA (Sanus Per Aquam) – Campo Imperatore (L’Aquila) | photo: ©SoniaMarchetti