The Setting

La Alberiza is in Los Orrios, a village in the council area of Riello, which is hardly a kilometre away in a predominantly mountainous area at a height of 1,050 metres.

To say Riello is to say Omaña, a district of the northwest of the province of León in the foothills of the Cantabrian range, declared a Biosphere Reserve for the quality and state of conservation of its environment. Omaña is a longitudinal valley formed by the wide basin of the River Omaña, which flows from west to east, and a great number of tributaries.

Omaña is a legendary valley, a crossroads that hardly knows asphalt, a lost landscape that the wayfarer constantly longs for.

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