While I was painting walls I had a visitor to our stone house in Vergemoli. One of the local villagers dropped in to check on the progress, as they often do.
Battista was his name, and after discussing the latest developments, he told me that the original owner of the house still lives in Vergemoli. He asked if I would like to meet her…….of course I would!
We met later in the day at the village bar and Battista took me to the house of Liana.
Liana is the granddaughter of one of the 3 brothers who owned the house. She remembers well going there to visit her grandparents. She is delighted that the house is alive again.
The ground floor was divided into 3 parts, one of which was home to the family cow. Produce grown on the property was stored in another part and the rest housed the families who lived there.
There are still olive trees, fruit trees, at least one walnut tree, fig trees and who knows what else. On my next visit I will explore the land around the house.
It was great to meet Liana and her husband Selso. Thank you Battista for introducing us.
Battista, Liana and Selso.
Our house has a name. It is Casa Debbio. It is in the localita Debbio, so it is only fitting…..and it is very close to Debra.
When I come back there will be a party at the house for the residents of Vergemoli and the lovely builders who have made such a beautiful house for us.