Culture and traditions

Over the centuries, the economy in the small towns in the region of Marmilla has remained true to the agricultural vocation of the region. This vocation has left its mark on all the traditional events in the area, as you can see in the religious holiday calendar, firmly connected to the natural cycles of rural life. This mark is also noticeable in the wisdom of the local art masters, dedicated to crafts closely related to work on the fields, especially in the art of basket weaving. Part of the lives of those who have made the baskets remains woven into them, shaping these simple and essential objects that, even today, are commonly found in houses around the island.

The same mark can be seen in the musical traditions, poetry and dance that each town still keeps alive and reinvents, cutting every sound, every line and every gesture to reflect its own history. The cuisine also preserves the flavors and perfumes of an old culinary tradition, using wheat as the main ingredient. It has also had an influence on the architecture, where the junction between the inhabitants of the Marmilla region and its surroundings is still perceptible, since the houses were designed according to the local production needs.

This infinite network of cultural and traditional references, which includes every object designed, built and named and finds the right place for every animal and every plant, does not forget the effort exerted on the work in the fields. This network re-emerges in the story of an old man, in the words of an old legend, or in the form of a loaf of bread. If you pay attention to it, then you will appreciate that each and every object, no matter how humble it may be, has a story to tell.



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