Giovannina and Bruno, husband and wife for over fifty years, were born in 1939. They have been working the land and raising vines since they were children. Being a farmer is for them not just a job, but a lifestyle that marks the times of their existence. Through their testimony, it is clear that grapes have always represented the main element around which the community and economic life of the territory revolve, also marking structural changes. Giovannina is the keeper of the sacred songs and the key voice of the Seven-Year Rites in honor of the Madonna dell’Assunta of Guardia Sanframondi. Bruno is very devoted and involved in the Rites. Both remember how before the birth of the La Guardiense social winery, all the Guardian families donated homemade wine that would be used during the Rituals.

Interview by: Rita Fusco and Rossella Galletti
Video by: Rossella Galletti. Video editing by: Antonio Puzzi and Mariangela Bianco
Subtitle ita/eng by: Mariangela Bianco and Francesca Magnani
Document by: Rossella Galletti
Translation by: Francesca Magnani and Rossella Galletti
MedEatResarch – Center of Social Research on the Mediterranean Diet of the University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa, head by Marino Niola and Elisabetta Moro
Realized: 08-09-2021
Bruno Guglielmo

Bruno Guglielmo

Year: 29/06/1939
City: Guardia Sanframondi
Language: Dialect of Guardia Sanframondi

Giovannina Plenzich

Giovannina Plenzich

Year: 14/06/1939
City: Guardia Sanframondi
Language: Dialect of Guardia Sanframondi

Video table of contents

01:05 The peasant’s green garden
01:41 From farm hand to seller and back
07:23 Falanghina and ancient grapes
09:18 The inheritance of the vineyard
11:03 The songs of the grape-harvest
15:52 The gift of wine to Madonna

Geographic information

Country: IT
Region: Campania
Città: Guardia Sanframondi (BN)
Altitude: 428 m s.l.m.

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