Some very unconventional (and mucky) activities took place on Saturday in a town not far from Bedonia - the Albareto Mud Run; a 9km long course, scattered with approximately 30 obstacles of all kinds, some really messy business to get their hands (and not only!) dirty with!
There are a lot of red faces walking around lately, some due to untimely exposure to the unusually hot sun, but since yesterday, many of them belong to participants of the "PelpiTrail". A huge crowd of more than 500 participants was involved, and the significance was not lost on us.
Fancy a trip to the coast? Why not venture into nearby Tuscany, where the alps shine a brilliant white at their summits. Glaciers? No - this is Carrara, the land of Italy's white gold - marble - and the Apuan Alps, which are actually part of the Apennines, are made of it.
Quiet little Bedonia, not much to do, no place to go....sleepy, boring people who can't be bothered to do anything interesting?....NOT ON YOUR LIFE! Here we have a lot going for us, thanks to initiative and the will to try out some very stimulating new experiences.
Our valleys' arms are so loving, that in some cases, people have a problem disentangling themselves - and simply decide not to! Dotted all around our territory are various businesses which were launched by outsiders who, totally disenchanted with the hassle and stress of city life, took the courage to dump it all and settle down here - and never regretted it.
When the bustle of carnival finally comes to an end, everything gets very quiet around here. Nevertheless, activity never stops since there are various options available to winter tourists too, because in the meanwhile, the snow has made its appearance, and ski enthusiasts are already having a ball!