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The now very rare thatched roofs of the Centocampi

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful:  we inttroduce with this quote of William Morris  the house with rye thatched roof, which is still visible today in Gambarogno, in the Centocampi mountain pasture on the Monti di Caviano: it’s useful and beautiful at the same time! Continue reading The now very rare thatched roofs of the Centocampi

Bellinzona Carnival or Rabadan

The Rabadan of Bellinzona is among the most famous carnivals in Switzerland, along with those of Basel and Lucerne. Rabadan is a dialect term that indicates the “confusion”, the “noise”, and that derives directly from the Milanese dialect because Bellinzona was part, until the sixteenth century, of the Duchy of Milan.

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