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Gola di Barile
From the square of San Lorenzo Bellizzi you can see the triumph of the Beautiful and the Sublime. The Raganello creek flows through a wide fiumara
at the foot of mountains of rock and walls whose layers are inclined towards the village, raised by orogenic forces of unimaginable power.
I remember ...
Barile canyon is the home of Sublime. The majestic landscape of Timpe is also a terrible scenery, dominated by the powerful and indifferent forces of Nature.
I remember my first time I went through the canyon. It was bottom-up. At the end of canyon there was an awful landslide: the lower part of a high wall
had collapsed for 100 m in length and 40 m in height, while the upper part was still in place. The collapsing of lower part had left a horizontal roof,
so the huge weight of the upper part was sustained by nothing! The view really scared me while I was scrambling on the sharp unstable boulders of
The next year I returned to Barile. The giant landslide roof was gone: had collapsed, along with everything that was above it.
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