Il vicolo

If you have ever wandered around Italy’s ancient Italian villages and small towns (fig. 1), you may have noticed that navigating these paesi is often difficult. 
Many of these old towns were built on remote hills or mountains, often for defensive purposes, and still preserve a quiet, almost surreal atmosphere. Winding, narrow alleyways (figs. 2-3) with cobblestone pavement throughout homes built with locally extracted rocks and stones (fig. 4) are everywhere. It is hard to imagine that life here goes on as always (fig. 5), even though the pace and


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