Date: October 23, 2013

Author: Mette Rodtnes

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The pool and the sky

The 6 x 12 meter infinity pool in the garden of Villa Roccaverano is a constant source of amazement. It’s location in the garden – on top of a hill right under the changing skies and with the deep Bormida valley along one side – makes up the perfect conditions for one beautiful scenery after another. See the images below, and note the incredible difference.


Date: July 28, 2013

Author: Mette Rodtnes

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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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