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Closed on Wednesday
Finding shelter within mountain areas has always been at a premium for anyone committed to working alongside cattle during pasture time. Spontaneous, improvised respite beneath rocky ledge or squeezed between outcrops came pretty naturally, perhaps with a small fire in a wind-free corner for cold nights. Some sort of rustic wooden construction might well be considered ‘luxury’. But the Ca’ Pipéta on the Samolaco hillside is even more remarkable. Several rooms have been constructed under a single huge stone slab. Some unknown persevering soul created a kitchen, stable/barn, basement, bedrooms all under natural protection and including a modest water supply, nearby crotto and vineyard! We’re not far from Piazza Bedogna to the south and along with local hamlets Ca’ Pipéta remained inhabited until the early 20th C. when the drift down to villages on the valley plain would become almost irresistible.