Up in the hills above the 15th century town of Paciano Italy and overlooking the countryside of Umbria sits the villa of Campodalto. At the beginning of my 10-day blogger tour through Italy, this sight was one of the more unexpectedly memorable ones — and it happened on day one after arriving late night to Campodalto where we would stay during our time in Umbria. I just remember wandering outside and into the back lawn that was pitch black. The distant town lights glowed, but the sea of fireflies overpowered even that. There were thousands around us flaring up and fading black, like the visual representation of the heartbeat of the hillside around us, and with the cloudy sky above, it was as if the stars had descended so we could still see them.

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Read more about the 10-day blog tour around Umbria and Ponza Italy HERE!

Weekly Photo Mojo is about stimulating your cortex with retina rupturing and awe-inspiring photos from around the world to help you reach Terminal Vicariosity (The point where the mind reaches maximum capacity from living vicariously through someone else, and chooses to start actually living.)

*This blog tour was sponsored by Slow Living Vacations and This Is Your Time, but all opinions and stories are my own*

8 Comments

  1. Franca September 22, 2014 at 10:55 am

    That’s beautiful Ryan! Well done for catching it on your camera, it looks like a very special moment 🙂

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    1. JustChuckinIt October 2, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      Thanks Franca! Glad you like it! And I was surprised that I did but I gave it a shot and caught a bit of them!

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  2. Mary @ Green Global Travel September 27, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Wow, it looks beautiful and exciting! This must have been very special! Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. JustChuckinIt October 2, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      Very exciting moment Mary, it is hard to show and tell how it felt because it was just so unique. You’re very welcome!

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  3. Maria Falvey October 1, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Ryan, I don’t see these anymore and it is sad – too far north (top of the world, and all that) for fireflies but they’ve always been an welcomed sight to me in the lower 48. They’re like the sunset’s after-party.

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    1. JustChuckinIt October 2, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      That is very sad Maria! But I’m happy I could send some fireflies your way digitally. And that’s so true…sunset after party is a perfect description!

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  4. Lily Lau October 1, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    This is just wonderful! What a good photo and better photographer! 🙂

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    1. JustChuckinIt October 2, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      Thanks a ton, I really appreciate that Lily!

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