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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Wolves of Palà – Rorà

22 February 2019

Hello! Today I’d like to tell you an anecdote that I found on an old book from the beginning of 1900. In it, it is told about how, not that long ago in time, it was remembered how in ancient times our valleys used to look wild and about the relationship that human beings had […]

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The Tiny Pig’s Virgin Mary – Villar Perosa

3 March 2017

Hi kids! D’you want to know one of the things I like most of the Waldensian valleys which I come from? …well, you should always keep your eyes open ‘cause things are not always as they appear at first sight… Today for example we are in Villar Perosa, in a location known as Cascina Grossa, […]

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Tagliaretto – Pinasca

22 May 2015

Hi! Today I’d like to recount you a legend set in the Tagliaretto hamlet, in the deep Gran Dubbione valley, above Pinasca, in Chisone valley. If you decide to venture into the green woods and the narrow trails, you won’t be betrayed when you’ll get to Tagliaretto. This small group of houses is really attractive, […]

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Legend: the hornet, Bellion hamlet – Luserna San Giovanni

14 March 2014

Hello! Today we are in San Giovanni , in the District of Luserna (Val Pellice): this is a fairly large hilly area in which each group of houses has a different name . Often villages were named after the family who lived there, just as it happened here in Bellion place: Bellion indeed is a […]

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Chabriols – Torre Pellice

28 February 2014

Hello! Today we are just beyond the center of Torre Pellice, in a small village called Chabriols; there’s a funny story which took place here that I want to tell you! You have to know that once, in a beautiful meadow in this area, a huge oak had grown. When it came to the cold […]

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Legend: Castel del Loup – Prarostino

10 January 2014

Hi all! Today we’ll walk up to Prarostino, near to Borgata Colombini, in a place called Castel del Loup, literally Wolf’s Castle. As you can imagine, formerly in this place there was a castle, which in its 500 years of history has been a battle scene for many times. The fortification, indeed, was assaulted two […]

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Legend: The snake fairy – Piani, Prarostino

6 December 2013

Here I am, on time for the weekly appointment with a new story for you. This legend is set in Prarostino, a little town in the province of Torino, between Pellice and Chisone valleys, but, alas, we don’t know the exact place. I like to imagine that everything is set in this lawn, in a […]

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Legend: the wolf and the goat – Rorà

11 October 2013

Good morning kids! Today I’m going to tell you a funny story which seems to have happened in Rorà (a small town in Val Pellice) in mid-19th century. It is told that, at the time, the front door of the small Catholic chapel of the village did not close properly, especially when the wind blew. […]

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Legend: Toumpi d’l Oursa – Angrogna

28 August 2013

Good morning my friends! Today we’ll have to watch our step, unless we want to slip in the water and take a bath, just like it happened to the main character of the tale I’m about to tell you…. First of all, however, I want to tell you something about the place we’re visiting today. […]

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