A gang of beggars have their Patrico, and the banditti of the Apennines
have among them persons acting as monks and priests, by whom they are confessed, and who perform mass before them.
Are you aware that Helen and I have walked alone over the Apennines, with our luggage on our backs?"
Considering I've walked over the Apennines, it's common sense.
Geography was taught chiefly by making boys draw maps, and this was a favourite occupation, especially when the country dealt with was mountainous: it was possible to waste a great deal of time in drawing the Andes or the Apennines
. The masters, graduates of Oxford or Cambridge, were ordained and unmarried; if by chance they wished to marry they could only do so by accepting one of the smaller livings at the disposal of the Chapter; but for many years none of them had cared to leave the refined society of Tercanbury, which owing to the cavalry depot had a martial as well as an ecclesiastical tone, for the monotony of life in a country rectory; and they were now all men of middle age.
This mountain separated the Apennines
from the Carpathians.
A beech tree on the slopes of the Pyrenees is just what a beech tree here in these Carlisle woods is; and there used to be an old pine hereabouts whose twin brother I was well acquainted with in a dell among the Apennines
. Listen to those squirrels, will you, chattering over yonder.
It gave Lucy the sensation of a fog, and when she reached her own room she opened the window and breathed the clean night air, thinking of the kind old man who had enabled her to see the lights dancing in the Arno and the cypresses of San Miniato, and the foot-hills of the Apennines
, black against the rising moon.
Ethel had been earnestly assured that brigands, the true cut-throats of the modern legend, still haunted that ridge and held that pass of the Apennines
Gordon Lett's Rossano (1955), Eric Newby's Love and War in the Apennines
(1971), Stuart Hood's Pebbles from my skull (1973) republished as Carlino (1983), all made strong impressions in the UK when they appeared.
The photos illustrate events of the Italian campaign from the liberation of Rome, to the capture of Florence by the Allies, to the advance and stalemate in the northern Apennines
, to the Allied spring offensive, to the Nazi surrender, as well as terrain, fortifications, weapons, and commanders and combatants.
The southern Apennines
is a NE-vergent fold and thrust belt derived from the collision between the Adria and Eurasiatic plates, which started in the Early Miocene (e.g., Cello and Mazzoli, 1999).
The mean annual precipitation exceeds 2000 mm/year in the northern Apennines
and decreases below 750 mm/year in the Po River plain  (data from 1961 to 2015).