Forest Fires Rage Across Italy

Bridger mountain range
Bridger Mountains completely hidden by smoke.

I write from my home in Montana, where the air outside smells like a giant campfire and I haven’t been able to wear my contacts for days.

Fire seems to be everywhere.

Our summer has been unseasonably hot and while this has been great for my garden, the heat has created a dangerously dry environment.  This is true for so many other areas, Italy included.  Record heat and drought found across the world.

At this very moment, 159 different forest fires are burning across Italy. Reports say that many were not started by natural causes.  Southern Italy has had the most trouble, including the Amalfi Coast.   At the moment fires are not effecting travelers along the coast, but I will post if that changes.

Over a 1000 tourists camping in Tuscany earlier this month were not so lucky and had to be evacuated as the fires got too close for comfort.

Courtesy of ANSA
Courtesy of ANSA

Read me details about the current situation here at ANSA.

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Copyright 2012   Andi Brown,  Once in a Lifetime Travel

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About the author: Andi Brown

I am passionate about helping people create vacations that are perfect for them through personalized travel planning, itinerary review and small experience focused tours. My services put an emphasis on the experience of Italy, getting my clients away from the tourist crowds and into the heart and soul of the people. I believe in working with family run businesses at great locations with attention to the details. If you can dream it I can make it happen.

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  1. Our Kitchen Inventions - 2012-09-04 at 1:40 pm Reply

    So sorry to hear about your area of the world under fire pressure. Hope all is well for you, and the fires are not so close.

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