Partisan Resistance Museum
Carpasio’s story can be read on slate and marble plaques linked to war memories, as well as on the doors still colored blue, a secret sign of friendship and solidarity with the Partisans. Once, the Carpasio countryside was colored by lavender, which constituted a wealth for the country, so much so that the growers of this aromatic were the first in Italy to start the marketing of lavender essence. Even today its fresh scent spreads through the streets of the village, coming from terraces and flower beds.
From the church of Sant’Antonio stands the Romanesque bell tower which resemble the famous tower of Pisa, as it is inclined one meter and sixty centimeters.
Another tradition of Carpasio is also the flight of the “Balun vulante”, a paper hot air balloon which was flown for the first time here and which is still launched on the most important festive occasions for the country.
The municipality (today Montalto Carpasio) houses the Resistance museum.
Although the origin of the current inhabited area of Carpasio is medieval, the presence of a pre-Roman settlement near the hill of Rocca Castè, above the sanctuary of Nostra Signora di Ciazzima, is assumed.
The area immediately above the village is protected by the SIC (Site of Community Interest) of Monte Carpasina for the biodiversity it hosts.
Fonte: LA TOPINA DELLA VALLE ARGENTINA Melania D’Alessandro
Testo a cura di Nicola Ferrarese, Melania D’Alessandro, immagini di Claudio Cecchi e Federica Casale