Let's continue to the Painted Village of Taceno, which lies at the foot of Mount Croce di Muggio and Mount Cimone di Margno in Valsassina, where, along the entire length of Via Vittorio Emanuele, a series of works of art depicting the old trades and businesses of the village can be found on the walls.
They were created with the intention of handing down the roots, history and traditions of the village to future generations, given that many of these trades have now died out.
This nostalgic journey, taking in images, faces and crafts, is made possible by 13 frescoes created by both local artists and painters from other parts of Italy. It is bound to capture your attention: from Tiziano Lucchesi's "Ramaio" to Tiziano Lucchesi's "Fornaio"; from Donato Frisia Jr.'s "Casaro" to Rolando De Filippis's "Ciabattino"; from Eliana Pechenino and Erika Riehle's "Maniscalco" to Irene Colombo's "Falegname". An even more unique aspect of the frescoes is the fact that they faithfully record the faces of the historic inhabitants of Taceno - the same people who once carried out the trades depicted. An atmosphere of times gone by, evoked by the beautiful old wash-house near the small waterfall that can be admired just a few metres off the main street... But not before enjoying a taste of Caviadini biscuits, a traditional Valsassina delicacy.