Translation edited by: Arianna Cassani.
It was 1960, we are in Rovaiolo Vecchio, a small village shielded 500 metres high, on the Appennino Pavese on the border with Emilia Romagna.
All of a sudden, the Prefecture, after having registered some suspicious movements in the mountains, gave the eviction order.
The paesants, about 100 people who have been living in that borough for several generations, in a few hours had to leave everything where it was: their house, the stalls, the furniture and whichever utensil that they were used to use in their everyday life.
The same inhabitants were encouraged and incentivized by notable public aid, because they had to move quickly to the other bank of the river Avagnone, one of the tributaries of Trebbia river, in Rovaiolo Nuovo.
Ironically, in the place that had to be their new safehaven, occurred the feared landslide. Luckily, it didn’t cause damage, but all the people that had finally found a safeplace to stay, couldn’t go back to Rovaiolo Vecchio anymore.
Here it is still 1960.