Brisighella: La via degli Asini

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Via del Borgo o Via degli Asini
E’ una strada sopraelevata dalle caratteristiche finestre ad arco.
Costruita probabilmente nel sec. XIV, come baluardo difensivo a protezione del borgo, poggiava su una larga base di roccia e, in un primo tempo, era scoperta e fungeva da camminamento di ronda.
Successivamente, quando perdette la sua funzione di difesa, fu coperta e inglobata nelle abitazioni; lo zoccolo roccioso fu scavato per ricavarne stalle, fondaci e negozi, trasformando così il portico in una sopraelevata. Questo quartiere era prevalentemente abitato dai birocciai, che trasportavano il gesso dalle cave sovrastanti il paese, servendosi di asini, da cui il nome “Via degli Asini”.


Via del Borgo or Donkey street
It's a causeway with features arched windows.
Probably built in sec. XIV, as a defensive bulwark to protect the village, it was based on a large base of rock and, at first, was not covered and served as a rampart walk.
Later, when it lost its function of defense, it was covered and incorporated in houses; the rocky base was excavated to obtain stables, warehouses and shops, turning the porch in a causeway.
This neighborhood was predominantly inhabited by carters, carrying chalk from the quarries above the village, using donkeys, hence the name: "Donkey street".

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Paolo Savigni on November 10, 2014

Sì, un Bel Paese, molto spesso (troppo negli ultimi tempi) mal gestito!
Grazie per la visita ed il LIKE.
Ciao, Paolo

Hans - PANO YES ! on July 11

Guten Abend Paolo, eine Straße der Esel im Obergeschoß, eine ganze Häuserzeile lang? Was hatte das für einen Zweck? Dieses Bild besticht durch sein Licht, nicht nur durch die Kuriosität der Architektur! !!L!! Beste Grüsse, Hans

Paolo Savigni on July 16

Thank you Hans,
for your kind visit and LIKE
I really appreciate.
Best wishes, Paolo
N.B.: I added some information about the "via degli Asini" in the caption.

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