From Ancona we went south then west inland, across the Apennines. As we climbed across the mountains the weather changed quite dramatically as we headed for our overnight stop in L'Aquila. You may remember the earthquakes that hit this region last Autumn , well L'Aquila was devastated back in 2009 by a 6.3 magnitude disturbance. Even now, the old town is in ruin. The geography and economics of this area conspire against the local population to prevent rapid redevelopment so many people are still living in temporary accommodation. We have never seen so much scaffold in one place.