I am dreaming of a white… winter. We haven’t had much snow this year in Italy so far. Although, a white mantle covered most of the Boot for a short time, the slopes in the Alps have been less than exciting making many skiers grumble. In the last few days, though, it has been snowing in Northern Italy. I keep popping out on my balcony to check the mountains nearby. They have been getting whiter every day! So, hopefully, I will manage to go on a few snowshoeing adventures in the mountains before the spring arrivesSnowshoeing in Italy has been growing in popularity. It doesn’t require special skills or fancy equipment and can be done on moderate amounts of snow. Many Italian national parks and nature tour companies offer one-two days outing on snowshoes. The Abruzzo National Park organises 6-hour outings every Sunday until the end of March. For more experienced snowshoe enthusiasts there are fantastic offers in the Dolomites. You can also set off by yourself and follow, for instance, these great itineraries in Trentino.
For the moment, while waiting for the winter wonderland to arrive, I am flicking through my snow photos taken here, in Abruzzo, over the last three years, and invite you to join me. Bring on the snow!