During the renovations of the Agriturismo Due Comuni farmhouse we found a particular stone inside a wall (picture below). Intrigued by the written and eager to discover the past of these places we have made a historical research from which three blog articles were born.

The first article describes the history of San Gervasio, the village closest to us and of which this farm was also part.

The second article widens the horizon and the whole Valdera with a special eye to the two villages that give the name to our farm.

The third article returns to the found stone and concerns the “Mensa di Lucca” (institution that manages the possessions of the diocese) and the “livelli” (the economic system existing in the area until a few centuries ago).