The East Door
Peoples, structures and objects of the “stazzi” in contemporary Gallura
I have grown up in a village by the sea, a very popular seaside resort.
At home my family would speak a lot, but we would not speak Gallurese. I learnt it from a friend of mine, a son of mezzadri, who lived in a stazzu* where I used to spend my childhood days … they had a colour television but they did not have electricity… one kilometre away, we had electricity but only a black and white television!
I spent my childhood in a period of big changes in the little village… only now do I notice this, but I still consider myself lucky!
* “stazzu” is a typical rural country house in Northern Sardinia (Gallura)