Riserva Naturale Orientata Zingaro

Riserva Naturale Orientata Zingaro

Riserva Naturale Orientata Zingaro


Today not properly called Borgo Cusenza, was a place already cited by Cordici(1586-1666) as “Bagghiu di l’Acci” and he stated the following: “There is no equal place in our territory like this feud(fego) where the cattle graze and give so sweet meat. In the underground there is a cave very deep and vast with dripping water, that percolating becomes like stone and seem to make white wax candles attached to the bed”.

The cultivation: wheat, oats, sulla(clover), broad bean sumach, ash tree, vineyard, palmet, and Ampelodesma gave the major income. Few the vegetables as tomatoes, marrows, onions. All the types of fruit: mulberry, apple-quince, pear, apple, fig, and Indian fig of best quality and without seeds.

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The water: at about a kilometer and a half from the village there is a trough where you can read the date 1696; the water was drunk only by the animals, because it was far from the houses. A well was instead exploited and it was in the area in front of the houses, called “chianu puzzu” to water mules and vegetables. In the canal of Acci, there is a fountain with drinkable water where mules were loaded with quarantine.

 (testi tratti da diverse interviste del 1993 al Sig. Pietro Cusenza)

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