Cappella, San Cassiano

San Cassiano is made up of several hamlets. I decided to explore one of the upper villages, Cappella. Look for the sign on the left as you come towards San Cassiano from La Villa.

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Cappella is a pretty collection of well kept houses under the looming, mist covered mountain behind it. Of course it is not always covered in mist, but on a chilly winter day it looks a bit spooky with its cloudy cover.

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It is possible to drive up into the village, but I chose to leave my car at the bottom and walk up. Come with me and see Cappella.

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I found a couple of lovely green doors for my collection as well as the little one above.

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I think this must be the old communal water supply and washing area.

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I love the old stone walls.

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Some cachi were left behind on the trees.

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I found an excellent renovator’s delight. It just needs a new roof and a little bit of work on the interior.

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There is always a cat or 2.

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And some interesting garden decoration.

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The views are always wonderful from the mountain villages.

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I want to come back to see the village in spring, when all the trees are green.

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I spotted a sign for the next hamlet…another day.

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8 thoughts on “Cappella, San Cassiano

  1. Cracking pictures of Capella. The walks around San Cassiano are great. We went on a walk last summer and saw the ruined remains of the old San Cassiano, which apparently was destroyed in an earthquake (a bit topical!). For a long time after the ‘old’ village was ruined the locals were rescuing artefacts for re-use in the ‘new’ Capella and San Cassiano- that must have been a real hardship – no mechanical diggers or automation of any kind, just hard graft. Capella is a lovely place, all the little villages that make up the Controneria are, so thank you very much for this post Debra. P.S. – what was the temperature like? Last February we recorded minus 15c outside the church in San Cassiano.

  2. Thank you, Debra. Lovely photos. We have been to the Controneria; however, we have never ventured into these little towns. We shall do it next time.

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