Unfortunately, as a massive claustraphobe with a hatred of anything even resembling a cave or a mine, I will not be able to participate in the series of events taking place at the Miniera Pietra del Fuoco, a disused mine in Corchia.

Those of you whose stomachs don’t turn at the thought of being underground, have the opportunity to explore the mines during a series of events taking place every weekend until the 14th of September. These will include night walks, geology talks and nature hikes.

The events start this Sunday night with a picnic at sunset, where you will be led up the mine trial for a picnic in the woods at dusk followed by a stroll in the woods with torches.