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Date: September 28, 2014

Author: Mette Rodtnes

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Roberto’s Plants

The hilltop, where Villa Roccaverano is situated, used to belong to Roberto and his wife Carla. Carla and Roberto, who is now 75 years old, both grew up in area, and the history of their family is tied to the hills of Roccavarano and extends several generations back in time. Roberto’s uncle lived on the hilltop when Roberto was a boy, and he has told us stories about his childhood adventures in the…

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Date: July 28, 2013

Author: Mette Rodtnes

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Stonework

Many of the traditional stone houses – or cascine – in Piemonte were built 200 – 300 years ago. In the 50ties and 60ties the traditional Piemontese stonehouse went out of fashion, as building in stone was associated with poverty. New houses would now be built in bricks and many people chose to plaster over their old stone walls. As a result, the craftsmen of the region started to lose…

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