canyon exploring with Michele Angileri
Fosso di Pito (Rio Faete)
The limestones outcropping by Acquasanta Terme, in the Tronto valley, host the caves and the water network that supply the famous spa, but also they
host some nice canyons like Rio Faete (a tributary of Rio Garrafo), better known as Fosso di Pito, from the name of a hamlet near the gorge.
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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