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This time I have more info about Grimoldo, Gae sends me this (the translation’s errors are mine!) :

“Grimoldo’s district is more known as “ pears’ district” because of the pear trees grows up on the houses , the locality dates from 1400. Seems that the Longobard king Grimaldo in 642 allowed bishops the Serina valley , then two bishops split the territory and founded two villages.

The peasants, constructing contiguous house and stable, obtained some advantages: they put the beasts together, they saved money constructing only one wall between house and stable and took advantage from the heat of the animals to heat themselves. Moreover, the first floor of the houses was constructed in stone to isolate the houses from the humidity of the earthly and the snow; the second floor was made of wood, a lighter and warm material. They used to hang out the washing at their small windows to protect themselves from the winter cold.”

In this shot I show you one of this houses with the peer tree, unfortunately only few peer trees remain because of the restructuring.

I can’t take this photo with the best pov because of the cars parked in front of the house.
In the WS there is the sepia version.

Hope you like it!

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