Stelios Valtzis

Stelios Valtzis

The enormous Chapman’s baobab, six km to the north of Gutsha pan, was the first landmark to be seen by travellers crossing the lonely saltpans. The tree was noted by many early explorers, including David Livingstone. James Chapman, after whom the tree was
Green’s baobab can be found at Gutsha Pan on the Gweta–Orapa track, 27km south of Gweta village. In the days of early European explorers, a small pan beside this baobab was filled with perennial water, giving the great old tree special significance as a beacon of
Kubu Island (Ga'nnyo) is a dry granite rock island located in the Makgadikgadi Pan area of Botswana. The island is located a few kilometers away from Orapa and Letlhakane mining towns and can be accessed through Mmatshumo in the Boteti district. The entire island is
The Makgadikgadi Pan is a salt pan situated in the middle of the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana, is one of the largest salt flats in the world. The pan is all that remains of the formerly enormous Lake Makgadikgadi, which once covered an area larger than
Amiternum was an ancient Sabine city, then Roman city and later bishopric and Latin catholic titular see in the central Abruzzo region. It lay at the point of junction of four roads: the Via Caecilia, the Via Claudia Nova and two branches of the Via Salaria. There are considerable remains of an amphitheatre and a theatre, all of which belong to the imperial period, while on the hill of the surrounding village of San Vittorino there are some Christian catacombs.
Montorio al Vomano is a town located in the natural park known as the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park. The discovery of the ruins of a temple dedicated to Hercules attests to ancient origins of the city. Main sites: Church of San Rocco, The Capuchin Convent and
The Capannelle Pass sits at an altitude of 1300m in Abruzzo Region. It is located on the Italian State Highway 80 which passes near the Gran Sasso in the Apennines. This famous pass probably takes its name from the small pastoral huts ("capannelle") which
Lago di Campotosto ("Toughfield Lake") is an artificial lake in Abruzzo. The reservoir is located at an elevation of 1,313 m and comprises an area of 14 square kilometres. It is located in the natural park known as the "Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park". A circular
The Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park is a natural park located mostly in Abruzzo. The park is one of the largest protected areas in Europe, and is centered around the massif of the Gran Sasso, which dominates the surrounding landscape; it rises vertically on
Campo Imperatore (formerly Imperial Camp attributed to Frederick II) is a vast plateau , the source glacial and karst-alluvial , located at about 1800m high in the heart of the Massif Gran Sasso d'Italia and the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park. Extended