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WHO WE ARE


"Our origins and why we are here"


Our maternal grandmother comes from this wonderful medieval village.
Sabatina has always lived in this corner of paradise with her grandfather Francesco who was a bricklayer. Grandmother with her sweet appearance, marked by her hard peasant life, collected what the land offered, mushrooms, chestnuts, apples and vegetable garden products such as red potatoes and black beans.
We are very attached to this country where time, once one arrives here, seems to stop somewhere between peace and beauty.
Our beautiful memories are linked to simple things... the ticking of grandmother's alarm clock in the silence of the house, the light coming in from the closed dark wooden shutters, the smell of chestnuts roasted in the pan on fire... grandmother’s voice inviting our neighbour, who did not yet have running water, to come inside and take some thus avoiding having to go down to the fountain.
There was in the air the perception of positive feelings, solidarity and friendship, the sharing of spaces and time with neighbors, a real wealth.
This strong bond has led us to look for the best structure and to invest tin order to create a place that would allow others to live a positive experience made of simple things, such as the noise of the river, the singing of swallows in the spring or the beauty of a panorama. 


Canto del Fiume - "Song of the River" 

is located below the village square and consists of three apartments, called Ciucola, Purgatory and Pauline.
The apartments are named after forgotten words, that were used in the past.
In front of the village circle, near the square, there is a wall where all these old words were carved.
Ciucola was the lizard, Pauline was the ladybug, while Purgatory is the name that distinguishes that area of the village. This ancient house gave birth to an important ecclesiastical figure, Monsignor Cesare Zacchi, who worked to spread peace and to promote reconciliation between peoples. During his pastoral life he carried out important activities in Vienna, Belgrade, Bogota and Cuba, where he remained for twelve years from 1962 to 1974.
During this time the complicated relations between church and state improved thanks to his tireless commitment.




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