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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.]

The riverbed of Gambatesa's Succida River in summer, 34 KB

In mid-July the Succida is almost dry.  The ridge in the background is the Toppo della Vipera.

Bales of hay, 7 KB

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 summer, 38 KB

The riverbed of Gambatesa's Succida River

The riverbed of Gambatesa's Succida River in summer, 38 KB

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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