#15 I miss campane

In the village where I grew up, the Church bells rung every half an hour. Day and night.

In the old times they informed farmers working in the fields and housewives making errands when it was time to get back home for lunch, when there was a mass, or a funeral (as soon as someone died the bells rung, in different ways for men and women). In May they played the tune of the Ave Maria

The song Domenica è sempre domenica (‘Sunday is always Sunday’) starts with “Domenica è sempre domenica, si sveglia la città con le campane, al primo ‘Did don’ del Gianicolo, Santangelo risponde ‘Din don dan’…” (‘Sunday is always Sunday, the city wakes up at the sound of bells, at the first ‘Din don’ of the Gianicolo, Santangelo answers ‘Din don dan’..’)


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