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Forra di Vietri
The village of Vietri di Potenza rises perched on the wall of a deep stately canyon.
I remember ...
I spent almost the whole summer 1999 at work. By chance I had been hired as a teacher in an intensive vocational training course, which took place from June to September. The pay was good and the money needed ... so at the beginning of summer I accompanied my wife and daughter in Calabria and returned to work in Lazio. I went in Calabria every two weeks to spend a little time with family, not more than a couple of days.
The road to Calabria is long and the landscape is always the same ... unless you do a different road! the travel gets longer but
also more interesting :-) That's how I passed at Vietri and noticed the canyon. Of course I did a short reconnaissance: canyon looked
beautiful but also polluted, as often happens to canyons that are at the foot of a village.
16 years after I returned to Vietri, just to take a look on canyon's conditions.
I had a nice surprise: the conditions of the stream had improved a lot.
The City had evidently better organized waste management, and the citizens of Vietri had developed a greater sense of civic duty. The floods
of the river had done the rest.
Then it's fate, I told myself ... The time has come!
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