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Painted houses in Via Serrone

The doorway with the stone-work arch indicated the house of a wealthier family.  The house below is at the top of Via Serrone, near the Chiesa di San Bartolomeo Apostolo ("Church of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle").  [Street map showing the village center of Gambatesa]

Via Serrone, Gambatesa, 30 KB

Most houses in Gambatesa, which was a farming community, follow a pattern: a stalla ("stable") for the animals and farm equipment on the first floor, usually dug out of the tufo and quite large, and rooms for the family to live on the second floor.  The small window would be to admit light.  This pattern can be seen in the old Valente house in Via San Nicola.

Via Serrone, Gambatesa, 32 KB

Photographs by Angelo Abiuso (Geneva), August 2004

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Last revised: 17 July 2005 : 2005-07-17 by Robert [Wesley] Angelo.

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