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How we learned to enjoy the margin, love the dog, hate the pandemic.

The Quarantozzis, their dog Miozzi, a village with thirty souls and the pandemic. All around, mountains on the horizon, and the valley of the river Aterno down below.

The village is in the area of L’Aquila, central Apennines, in the Abruzzo region, hence quite a margin from cities, from their related, crowded centres, from meeting and decision-making points.

A village, one of the manifold that can be found in Italy, without “gems”, with its rural charm, its humanity, a few chicken coops, vegetable gardens, fields, woods, barns, a reasonably good place to live.
In other words, one of those places one would seldom choose to live in.

Then comes the pandemic, remote working, for those who could: you need to stay at home and not go too far.

And so an apparently unattractive place finds its appeal after all.

How we learned to enjoy the margin, love the dog, hate the pandemic.

The Quarantozzis, their dog Miozzi, a village with thirty souls and the pandemic. All around, mountains on the horizon, and the valley of the river Aterno down below.

The village is in the area of L’Aquila, central Apennines, in the Abruzzo region, hence quite a margin from cities, from their related, crowded centres, from meeting and decision-making points.

A village, one of the manifold that can be found in Italy, without “gems”, with its rural charm, its humanity, a few chicken coops, vegetable gardens, fields, woods, barns, a reasonably good place to live.
In other words, one of those places one would seldom choose to live in.

Then comes the pandemic, remote working, for those who could: you need to stay at home and not go too far.

And so an apparently unattractive place finds its appeal after all.