Nature trail Surses
Via Sett: Bergeller in Bivio
The Septimer was crossed not only by kings, armies and merchants, but also by peasant families. The Bergell was overpopulated in the Middle Ages, as there were too few Alps and pastures. Therefore, Bergeller farmers came with their cows in the summer from Soglio and Castasegna over the Septimer Pass to Bivio. Documents show that bergellers already owned land in Bivio in 1579, but they were forbidden to cut wood. It was not until 1678 that the Bergell farmers fought for this right and were able to build stables and settle in Bivio.
In the audio, Reto Gini, Clara Giovanoli and Ita Giovanoli talk about their childhood between Bergell and Bivio. They grew up in Bivio, but their families come from Bergell. They remember how, in the first half of the 20th century, they regularly went with their parents over the Septimer to Bergell and back to Bivio.
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