3 - CASOT LACCENTO
The landscapes of our hills are intensely dotted with small masonry buildings which in the local dialect are called “casot”. They were built directly by the farmers with recycled materials, such as bricks or tiles left over from other buildings, or sandstone extracted from the ground during the excavation of a well. The small size made it possible not to steal precious space from the crops, and they were often found near the well or the “treu” (trough for collecting rainwater). They were used by farmers as a shelter for tools, to shelter in case of rain, and during breaks from hard work in the fields to protect themselves from the sun and heat while eating their meal. They were also useful for spending the summer and autumn nights of full moon when the fruit and grape crops were ripe and had to be kept under control. It is said that sometimes they even acted as improvised alcoves for more or less clandestine meetings.