Man, do we live in a beautiful part of this country, this region, this province.
The word "Costozza" is derived from the Latin "custos / custodia," the same as the modern English word "custody" and essentially means "to keep, to protect." The village of Costozza is filled with secret caves and underground passageways, many man made, that have provided protection through the ages, from storage of the local wine to shelter from invading armies.
The Church of San Michele (400)
One of the Many Limestone Covoli or Caves of Costozza
A Few Women Out Doing the Weekly Wash
Villa Trento Carli (1645)
Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate
Beware! She has potions!
(She and the wash women were a part of the Spettacolo di Mistero. Or were they? Things change rather slowly in Italy.)