My Beautiful Town
A book about the roots of the children of Castiglione di Carovilli
115 pages, colour cover, black and white interior
Castiglione native, Pierino Rossi, captures the pastoral way of life, daily struggles, and enduring spirit of the townspeople of Castiglione.
Nestled in the picturesque mountains of Molise, Italy, the small town of Castiglione di Carovilli was built on a deep-rooted history of agriculture, animal breeding, and craftsmanship. Economic progress of the mid-20th century has relentlessly chipped away at the traditional way of life. What makes Castiglione remarkable is the unique approach the community devised to overcome the hardships of life.
In fact, the community life of the town was its most valuable asset, enabling the people to survive nature’s challenges, famines, wars, and sometimes thieves.
Learn about farming methods and tools and how the townspeople shared responsibilities that prevented famines; how their houses were designed and built; the typical life of various occupations such as shoemaking and stone masonry; their strategy to prevent loss of life during World War II; the kind of food they ate including recipes and more!
Order your copy directly from the author! Email Pierino at email@example.com for details. Cost is $35 plus shipping and all proceeds go to helping fix the church in Castiglione. Email for more details.