Romantic rural architecture
Along the Via Marenca that follows the right ridge of the Impero Valley there are numerous examples of rural architecture, mainly “caselle”: small huts made with dry stones.
During our trip with the Google Street View Trekker, not far from the summit of Monte Scuassi, we met a small “casone”, a type of construction with a beamed roof and joists that support a roof made of “ciappe” (flat and thin stones). This technique, unlike the one of the “caselle”, allows the construction of larger and more complex buildings, exploiting a relatively smaller amount of stone material.
We have nicknamed this ancient building “casone of lovers” because the lintel of the access door shows a romantic dedication, perhaps the initials of two names and a date, framed in a heart.
Testo a cura di Nicola Ferrarese, immagini di Nicola Ferrarese