- Pets Allowed
Room: 16.84 square meters + Bathroom: 3.53 square meters
The Fe bale l’urs bedroom is located on the ground floor and can be used as a single, twin-bedded or double-bedded room (extra bed can be added). It features a private bathroom with hair dryer; satellite TV; Wi-Fi connection free of charge. The room also features disabled access.
TRADITIONS OF ROERO
Balé l’urs (Dancing Bear)
One of the most important rituals in the country folk’s calendar was the Carnival, as these were the days when everything was allowed. The farmers and their workers drank, ate and danced in a way that was normally not allowed by economic circumstances or by the strict rules of the church.
All this derived originally from propitiatory rites tied to the end of winter and the new awaking of nature.
It was common practice to use animals to represent the Carnival, such as turkeys and goats which were then sacrificed to purify the community. Bears were also a strong symbol, they were imitated by young men dressed in skins, with a chain around their necks, who danced (Balé l’urs), grunted and tried to escape while passing through the village. This was popular in the village of Montà up till the middle of the last century.
The were some even more extreme versions where the “bear” was a very drunk man covered in honey and chicken feathers, which was probably an attempt to turn it into a spectacle, but paradoxically goes back to the original sense of these rites of turning a bear into a chicken and chasing away the fears of the farmers.