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Motoring / Re: Gran Sasso tunnel to close indefinitely
« Last post by levissima on May 14, 2019, 11:14:39 AM »
If they do close it, there will be a really negative impact on Abruzzo. Many people live here and work in Rome but the alternative route will make it uneconomical to carry on. It?ll pose real difficulties for many here.
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Motoring / Re: Gran Sasso tunnel to close indefinitely
« Last post by Relaxed on May 13, 2019, 11:38:03 PM »
This sounds bad, but it also sounds a bit hysterical.
The 'nuclear' (scary word) research facility (which is being fingered here) is located deep below the Gran Sasso because it really needs to be there - (the mass of rock above it 'protects' the lab from bits of transient radiation which would contaminate its delicate work). The lab has a compelling reason to behave responsibly - it cannot move!
So (IMO) this is all an 'anti suing' reaction (remember the charges brought against the seismologists?). It's what happens when legals sniff some money. It's also about the over-simplification (and irresponsible populism) of the leaders of environmental causes.
I'll follow this story, and I truly hope that sense prevails.
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Motoring / Gran Sasso tunnel to close indefinitely
« Last post by levissima on May 13, 2019, 06:35:09 PM »
https://www.lastampa.it/2019/04/30/esteri/gran-sasso-tunnel-on-autostrada-a-may-close-next-month-pk6l0zYDpo73J1lqIaoQTP/pagina.html

There are still urgent meetings with many groups trying to stop this happening because of the hugely detrimental effect it will have on the region.

Something we should all be aware of!
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General Discussion / Re: Concrete Barbecues
« Last post by GeordieBorn on May 13, 2019, 12:27:49 PM »
I agree with Levi?s idea of trying the ferramenta. You would not think the one in Villa San Romualdo sold anything of that kind, but upstairs hidden from the public is a treasure trove of fires and such, but not seen concrete barbecue. Can?t recall exactly where, but there was also a forno place over Pescara Nord way on the SS16 main drag that sold pizza ovens and the like. As you have found out, delivery is the problem as places like Leroy are way too much. Perhaps making one is the best option?
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General Discussion / Re: Concrete Barbecues
« Last post by levissima on May 13, 2019, 11:10:49 AM »
There used to be a big feramenta in Penne but I think it?s moved since I was last there, they should be able to help. If you ask in your local bar I?m sure someone could point you to the right place. Good luck.
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Nature. Flora and fauna / Re: Fireflies spotted...
« Last post by levissima on May 13, 2019, 11:02:06 AM »
I expect they also know that most self respecting Italians are sleeping off their lunch so another reason they have the place to themselves 😉😂
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Nature. Flora and fauna / Re: Fireflies spotted...
« Last post by La Vigna on May 12, 2019, 08:16:38 PM »
Our logic on this at the time was that they know no Italian would be out in the rain so they have the place to themselves! :)
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Nature. Flora and fauna / Re: Fireflies spotted...
« Last post by La Vigna on May 12, 2019, 08:14:05 PM »
Was just cleaning the windowsill today and spotted a family of wild boar huddling under the tree of our neighbours garden, 20feet from their front door. Then driving along our track to our house this afternoon, a herd of them, ranging from large to minuscule were playing ahead. We waited and watched them frolicking awhile completely oblivious to us, but were careful not to come between parents and babies before we proceeded on. Once they were aware of us they scarpered. My husband also met one on his bike this week on our track. These encounters were all in the middle of the day, not at dusk or nighttime when they usually forage about. A bit worried about my grandchildren playing outside our fence now, even me on my bike as there must have been at least a dozen today. Are they becoming more bold? I?ve not seen such a large number together before either.
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General Discussion / Re: Concrete Barbecues
« Last post by Venatore on May 12, 2019, 07:25:58 PM »
Bricopoint usually have a selection if there is one near you.
V.
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General Discussion / Re: Mothers Day
« Last post by Rustychain on May 12, 2019, 06:11:57 PM »
They probably think you're in another country.  ;D
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