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The Torrente Succida
The Succida River in Gambatesa is called Torrente Succida in Italian; torrente means a "fast flowing mountain stream", rushing with floodwater during the rainy winter and spring, but running almost dry in summer. [Look for the river in the upper right hand corner of the map from the mid-1950s.]
In mid-July the Succida is almost dry. The ridge in the background is the Toppo della Vipera.
The cylindrical objects in the field are bales of hay made by a machine that rolls the hay up like a sheet.
The riverbed of Gambatesa's Succida River
In the old days before there were bridges, they had find a place where the banks of the river allowed them to cross the river (as the tractor in the photograph has done).
Photographs by Angelo Abiuso (Geneva), 18-19 July 2006
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Last revised: 5 February 2007 : 2007-02-05 by Robert [Wesley] Angelo
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