The gypsy woman – Angrogna

17 May 2019

Good morning my little friends! Today I really want to tell you a legend that took place in the Odin hamlet of Angrogna… which is exactly the same hamlet that also hosts the small Beckwith school-museum! It is said that once an old lady inhabitant of the village met a gypsy woman who was wandering […]

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The tawny owl of the Ruà d’Aval – Angrogna

22 March 2019

Hello! Today we are back in Angrogna Valley for a tale of fear… but you have to know that on the book where I read this story it is also reported that people used to tell this story in an amused way… which means that they did not believe that much to the tale! We […]

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Verné – Angrogna

7 September 2018

Hello my friends! Nice to see you back! Today we are in a village that, in ancient times, used to be called “Li Bertini”, ’cause originally several Bertin families used to live here in this area; later on the name was changed due to the many alders (in dialect: “vèrna”) that grow in the area: […]

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The legend of Appiotti – Torre Pellice

13 July 2018

Hello my friends! Today we are in a small hamlet called Appiotti, which is currently part of the municipality of Torre Pellice… you have to know that in the 19th century houses used to be under jurisdiction of one municipality rather than another one according to the religious confession of its inhabitants; Waldenses would belong […]

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Fontana del Burro (the Butter’s Fountain) – Angrogna

29 June 2018

Hello my friends! Today we are in a place that is only apparently devoid of stories to tell, but which will help us to go along the discovery of a very precious food for the old valleys: we are at the Fontana del Burro (the Butter’s Fountain) of Angrogna. Butter, apart from being extremely important […]

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The “fiarésc” of Angrogna

19 January 2018

Hello! Today we are back in Angrogna (Pellice Valley), ‘cause I really wonder if you know the “fiarèsc” (or “fiareschi”, in Italian)! Probably none of you, or maybe just few, already heard about them, because they are part of that ancient heritage that – unfortunately – we are slowly losing and forgetting… In any case, […]

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Castrum Hengroniae – Angrogna

15 September 2017

Hi kids! The walk I’d like to suggest today is really going to be an adventure ’cause we will try together to find a missing place (…that maybe never even existed)! The Castrum Hengroniae, which is a Latin name meaning “Angrogna Castle”, is a mysterious building destroyed in 1332, where an inquisitor (a person who […]

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Legend: Malmatin – Alpe Infernet, Angrogna

12 May 2017

Dear friends, when I went looking for the Malmatin pasture, near Alpe Infernet, in Angrogna valley, I started my journey from Vaccera hamlet under a bright sun. Then, I easily walked on the unpaved road that takes you to the houses of Crëvlira. After this hamlet, I continued on the nice mule track until I […]

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The Pra Seuli lynxes – Angrogna

17 March 2017

Hi! In the story I’m telling you today the protagonists are two men that have to face hungry, long-teethed and sharp-clawed enemies. It’s told that during a nice summer day in Val Pellice two men were making hay in Pra Seuli, between Peiroun and Crëvlira. They worked all day making a huge haystack, then, when […]

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Angrogna administrative centre temple

25 September 2015

Hi! Today I am in Angrogna (in Torino province) to tell you something about the Waldesian temple which rises up in the middle of the town. As you can see, the name of the temple is traditionally “he one of the centre”, to distinguish from another Waldesian religious building located in the same town, and, […]

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