The regional park of Frasassi and Gola della Rossa is one of the largest and most beautiful natural protected areas in the Italian region of Marche. It is known for its astounding mountainous sceneries, its serene rivers and lakes, and its numerous caves.
While on a cycling trip in Italy we crossed through the park from west to east in two days. The night we spent there was one of the most memorable of the trip altogether. And that was so because we managed to acquire a private lake for that one night.
We reached the Fossi lake: a little lake we’d spotted on the map with a camping site operating by its south shore. The idea was to head over to the north shore and camp there for free for the rest of the day. As we arrived there, however, instead of a camping site, we only found the ruins of what used to be a camping site before it was abandoned, apparently many years ago. Furthermore, the whole lake was fenced, and there were numerous signs informing that the lake is private property, and warning of sanctions imposed against trespassers. Unwitnessed trespassing is not trespassing, a saying says… We pushed the heavy, rusted iron gate and we proceeded in the premises of the aforetime camping site. The lake was private. So, as we squatted it, it was technically our private lake!
You will in this post see some few pictures I took while crossing the park.
Read here the complete story of how that day of the trip went by.
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