Today I am invited to lunch and an excursion to Val Bavona by Gabriele and his wife Patrizia. I interviewed Gabriele on my last trip to the Vallemaggia.
We meet in the center of Maggia, where I have parked the car in a very small lot that is enhanced with this sculpture. Gabriele says it was not created by an artist but rather a stone worker who makes fences and terraces.
Gabriele shows me the house of his grandmother, then we walk a few steps to his house. The house of his cousin is across the street, one brother is next door, and another brother is behind. It’s a real family neighborhood.