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screen shot 2012 09 06 at 11 16 24 pm1 LIVING WITH HISTORYThe small hilltop village in Veneto’s countryside.

It is always exciting to step inside a historic house where, for instance, a composer or a writer once lived. Think of Rubens, Rembrandt or Ravel’s home.  Perhaps you might want to create a similar, rich atmosphere in your own place. There is nothing against that, quite the contrary. It can also be quite easy if you live in old premises, as is the case here, because this house certainly has old roots going back to the early 12th century.  Documents of the time say that the property in question was a Castle which belonged to the Bishop of Vicenza. The Castle was donated in 1001 by Ottone III German Emperor to Girolamo, Bishop of Vicenza. In 1130 the Castle went destroyed because of people quarrels about the Bishop’s administration. The ruins later turned into material for the construction of houses and stone walls to the benefit of various families. In 1378 Hungarians invaded and burned almost entirely the existing settlement. From 1400 to 1564 cadastral esteems have been lost. No more traces are available until 1649.  Here we come to know that on the Castle ground there was a manor house with porch, oven and stables for horses and sheep. In 1895 my husband’s relatives bought the property.

screen shot 2012 09 06 at 11 12 15 pm 600x446 LIVING WITH HISTORYThe old Map of the country (Tav. 1) – 22 March 1676

screen shot 2012 09 07 at 11 39 02 am 600x410 LIVING WITH HISTORYThe Property (Tav.2) – 22 March 1676

screen shot 2012 09 07 at 11 38 00 am 600x374 LIVING WITH HISTORYThe Map of the County in 1809

screen shot 2012 09 07 at 11 10 26 am 600x340 LIVING WITH HISTORY The way we were

screen shot 2012 09 06 at 10 34 45 pm 600x408 LIVING WITH HISTORYMy husband’s ancestors

screen shot 2012 09 07 at 10 36 04 am 600x445 LIVING WITH HISTORYThe castle in 1000 was very much similar to this fortified mast

screen shot 2012 09 07 at 11 08 04 am 600x446 LIVING WITH HISTORYUnder the Sophora you can clearly see what actually remains of the old Castle’s walls

screen shot 2012 09 11 at 1 16 23 pm 600x475 LIVING WITH HISTORYThe wall

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screen shot 2012 09 06 at 10 33 50 pm 600x393 LIVING WITH HISTORYAerial View – September 2012

screen shot 2012 09 07 at 12 51 19 pm 600x412 LIVING WITH HISTORY” Entrance to the Restaurant” – Van Gogh (Paris, July 1887)

screen shot 2012 09 06 at 10 29 44 pm 600x452 LIVING WITH HISTORYThe Entrance to the House  (Veneto – August 2012)

screen shot 2012 09 03 at 11 02 59 pm1 LIVING WITH HISTORYChamomile flowers

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screen shot 2012 09 03 at 11 04 43 pm 600x445 LIVING WITH HISTORYPalm seeds

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