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TRAPOZAL

TRAPOZAL

Women used to collect the pieces of wood the sea lay on the boardwalk. They were used to heaten up the houses, but they did not make a flame, only smoke. This is why they are called trapozal in Romagna dialect, because of the tangy smell they propagate – quite a bad smell.

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The gates of Cervia

The gates of Cervia

The quadrilateral – the town centre of Cervia – was enclosed in three gates. Ravenna Gate and Cesenatico Gate, destroyed during World War II, and the Sea Gate built to ease up the way to the sea.

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Cervia: the quadrilateral

Cervia: the quadrilateral

L’architetto Girolamo Caccia, primo progettista della città L’incarico di tradurre in un progetto formale urbanistico- architettonico le funzioni già individuate nel chirografo venne poi affidato all’ architetto Girolamo Caccia. L’architetto, forse originario di Roma, aveva operato nelle Marche e nel 1696 portando a compimento la realizzazione della ...

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The true matrix of measurements in Cervia

The true matrix of measurements in Cervia

In May 1635 the city council of Cervia deliberated everything should be sold and made according to a “right” measurement system. This decision is a result of a bad habit traders had: they used different measurements whenever they wanted, harming both customers and other traders. Therefore, the Elders of the Community was asked to make a sample, a standard ...

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Stadera

Stadera

The Stadera is a peculiar scale which was very common in our countryside. It works with a lever principle – it has unequal levers and a fixed fulcrum. My grand-grandmother used this scale to sell the animals she bred: rabbits, ducks, hens.

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