Me and my two brothers have spent most of our childhood in the '90/'00 following our parents in rural free time activities such as olive harvest or mushroom hunting, but because we were born in a small seaside village, not so far from my granma's country house, I never thought about this land as a real resource for my future as it must have been for my grandparents. Until the pandemic hit.
This personal research ongoing project started during one of the various lockdowns between 2020/21 when I decide to leave Milan (north Italy) and go back south to my parent's home where I could dedicate my free time to explore my family's rural origins and birthplace, spending massive time looking around and having long talks with my uncle Antonio.
The more I was spending my time with him, the more I wanted to know about my mother's family history and devotion to the land that give 'em born. My uncle is one of the oldest of 16 children family but one of the fewest who's still attached to farming for his own pleasure.