Tag: mezzadria

Saltarello, the traditional folk dance of Le Marche

During the last photowalk, organised by Marche Tourism, in Cupramontana, the participants had the chance to assist to the traditional dance of our region. Indeed, the more southern you travel through Italy, the more rhythmical folk dance you will find; Le Marche is no exception, and we boast as well our typical regional dance. It..

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The hard work of mezzadri

As many young adults in my region, I am a proud granddaughter of two hard-working farmers. My grandparents, and before them, my grand-grandparents, were tenant farmers or, as they were called in Italy “mezzadri”. Mezzadria was a system of feudal land tenure whereby a farmer, namely my grandparents, paid half of the farm’s produce as..

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