- Pets Allowed
Room: 17.00 square meters + Bathroom: 5.48 square meters
The Cantè j’Ov room is a double bedroom on the upper floor (extra bed can be added). It features a private bathroom with shower; satellite TV and Wi-Fi connection free of charge. Its balcony overlooks the Langhe hills and the Alps.
TRADITIONS OF ROERO
Canté j’ov ( Singing and collection of eggs)
The ceremony of collecting eggs took place during the Holy Week, when a group of young men would go from house to house, from early evening till late at night, singing and collecting eggs.
They played many instruments and sang verses, which could change from village to village but shared the same structure; in these songs the collectors usually apologized for the late hour, asked for eggs (and sometimes wine) and if the “harvest” was good they praised the generosity of their hosts, while they cursed those who gave nothing.
The eggs, the wine and the salami were eaten by the group on Angel Monday and during the Easter Monday picnic.
The origins of this ceremony date back to pre Christian times and are tied to the seasons and agricultural fertility rites, as the giving of eggs is a symbol of germination and fertility known in all of Europe. (We still give chocolate eggs).
Another curious aspect of this tradition was the presence in the group of a “monk”, which was really just a young man dressed in a sack cloth who carried the basket for the eggs. If a young woman of the house gave the eggs to this “monk” it was a sign that she was accepting the previous attentions of one of the young men in the group. This was also a way of presenting a prospective fiancé and having him accepted in the family at a time when the church and the family were very strict.
This tradition still exists today in Montà although it has been changed to incorporate the tradition of the tinker and the original songs now also refer to this occupation.