Ripa Square

The population of the village has always had its independence from the inhabited center in the valley and the purely agricultural soul of the inhabitants had a strong prevalence for other trades. The trades were correlated to the simple needs of the population of the borough: smiths, barrel makers, builders, shoe makers, basket makers who worked in leather and hemp, olive growers, and most commonly, the farmers who knew how to care for and cultivate the terraced farmland of beans, potatoes and artichokes. Among the trades necessary to the village, the most important was that of making dry-masonry terrace walls, true engineering works that required hard work and great experience.