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Curiosities of Bellagio: the rock of bread

il sasso del pane

During the plague epidemic, which developed in Manzoni’s historical period, in 1630, the population of Bellagio,

thanks to the geography of our territory in the peninsula,  avoid the contagion, and then, using healthy wheat, producing bread for the people of Varenna.

The exchange took place on a large rock, not far from the shore, where you let the bread. Buyers took the bread and the money deposited in a container filled with vinegar to disinfect. Now that stone, and was undermined because constituted a danger to navigation.

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