A walk in Monferrato offers many opportunities to reflect on the recent past.

Past and Present in Monferrato live together.

Perhaps grandparent’s memories have not left this land?
Or the lack of a global success has left unchanged the spirit of these hills?

In this image you can see the old cisterns, used to collect rainwater in the vineyards (locally called “troeu”).
The mulberry tree reminds that every family bred silkworms, up the 60s.
Viticulture is still alternating to fields of cereals (barley here).

Peach tree: a juicy food service available in the fields.

If you had not seen a modern car, you might think that this photograph comes from the archives of decades ago.

JUN 23 2015

Marco Negro