- Pets Allowed
Il Falò (The bonfire) Room: 14.00 square meters + Bathroom: 5.30 square meters
The Il Falò bedroom is located on the upper floor and can be used as a single, twin-bedded or double-bedded room. It features a private bathroom with shower and hair dryer; satellite TV; Wi-Fi connection free of charge.
TRADITIONS OF ROERO
The Carnival Bonfire
The ancient pagan rites of prosperity were transformed into the Carnival celebrations, which marked the period in which the old farming year becomes the new one, symbolising the contrast between winter and spring, bad and good. The spring brings hope whereas the winter was blamed for all ills.
In Roero the most significant manifestation of this concept was the bonfire which lit up the night between Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. Some villages put a rag doll on top of the fire to symbolise the death of the Carnival. Others put juniper branches that caused sparks, the quantity of which was supposed to show the amount of crops in the following year.
The villagers danced, sang and drank around the fire and tended to exaggerate which angered the clerics who had always condemned these festivities. However even the church authorities were not able to calm the people immediately as there was another celebration with a bonfire on the first Sunday of Lent.