A healthy walk in the pine forest

A pine forest looks and smells so good it’s impossible to resist it. It’s a great feature to have close to home, as an alternative to walking on the beach or staring at a screen.

I only had my phone with me, nonetheless, I took a few pictures before retracing our steps to go back home. It’s been an 8 km hike. Yikes.

The pine forest in Ravenna
The pine forest in Ravenna

Walking does magic to the body, but today my legs remind me that, during the past few months, I’ve been sedentary. As the temperatures warm, it’s easier to think about going out more and keep healthy.

The pine forest in Ravenna
The pine forest in Ravenna

The pine forest features the stillness I used to feel in the mountains. Even if there’s a road on one side, it’s easy to forget about it. The soil, covered with pine needles, is soft. The smell of wood is in the air. Today I saw the pine forest, but I also inhaled it and felt it.

Photos © Silvia Maggi


  • 💬 The Book Family Rogerson – How therapeutic! Pine forests do have that extra sensory edge. I'm glad you were able to get outside and enjoy nature x
  • ↪️ Silvia Maggi – @The Book Family Rogerson It's delightful to have such beautiful places so close and accessible! The challenge is to go out more to enjoy them x

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