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Fosso delle Piastre
On the sides of a small valley among the Umbrian hills, two areas of bare marl appear. The locals call them le Piastre (the Plates). The creek between them, usually dry, descends towards Faena delle Felcete gorge, reaching the main valley by a nice sequence of falls, many of which can be downclimbed thanks to the steps created by pink limestone layers.
The Fosso delle Piastre can be descended as a standalone route, or concatenated with Faena delle Felcete canyon.
I remember ...
We see what surrounds us thanks to light, which falls on things, people, landscapes and then reaches our eyes. Sinve the image of the landscape that
surrounds us is made of light, it is different as light changes, which in turn changes with seasons.
While descending the Fosso delle Piastre I was surprised by how different it was from the nearby Fosso della Piccarellaia (descended a few days earlier). But then the Fosso entered the shadow made by the wall of Faena delle Felcete gorge, and the Fosso delle Piastre (which is exposed to the south) suddenly became similar to Fosso della Piccarellaia (which instead is exposed to the north) ...
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