Lavatoio di Città Alta

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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany2,252 contributions
Solo
As I was wandering around the ancient side streets in this old part of the hill top town I came across this hidden intriguing place. Set in a little square area the construction was apparently a sort of communal laundry for washing clothes. I could imagine it being a cool, refreshing place in the summer with available running water and sufficient shade. Probably also a nice place for the local townsfolk to have a good chinwag.
Written March 11, 2022
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Malgorzata
11,263 contributions
A very beautiful, picturesque place with this wonderful, very well-preserved laundry. To compensate for the lack of water in homes, this 19th century sink was built for shared use for washing clothes. So, in addition to its original function, it was a place of exchange and meetings. The atmosphere evokes old customs, t is a little gem that exudes a very evocative charm from the past. Today it is a very peaceful, shady place, perfect for a stopover. It is located on via Lupo.
Written September 19, 2020
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Departure769811
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This area had been upgraded from when I visited some years ago. It gives an idea of how small the people must have been.
Written August 14, 2019
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INKA97
Frankfurt, Germany442 contributions
If you have never seen a place like this you should come here.
and then imagine the old days.
These places used to be common in southern europe.
Written August 8, 2019
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albertv1527
Utrecht, The Netherlands604 contributions
Friends
A medieval roofed over washing bassin where the women used to wash their clothes. It still has an atmospheric feeling around it. You can easily imagine the women washing (and meanwhile gossiping) there in days gone by.

It's right in the middle of the historic centre , close to Piazza Vecchia, yet somehow easily overseen by most tourists.
Written July 31, 2019
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karenhenson
Paris, France142 contributions
Couples
wouldn't go out of my way to visit it but whilst wandering the streets you will happen across it. Seating nearby for a short rest.
Written July 9, 2019
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Josephine
Island of Malta, Malta1 contribution
I was curious to take a look at such a place, where the washing of clothes used to take place, since we have a similar one in my country. Similar in some aspects but different in others.
Written June 14, 2019
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Glynn G
Vicenza, Italy90 contributions
Couples
Glad we wondered into this little area. It's pretty and quiet with not as many tourists while we were there. Nice place to sit a while and listen to the birds sing.
Written December 16, 2018
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Cristina B
Bergamo, Italy30 contributions
Friends
When you are at the lavatoio, you are in the middle of Città Alta, a medieval part of Bergamo perfectly preserved over the centuries. Walk around to be in an ancient world and find nice restaurants and coffee shops.
Written November 7, 2018
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Margaret B
Kettering, UK145 contributions
Couples
Well that's all it is. An old street washouse as depicted in the photo. Interesting perhaps to a washing machine engineer!
Written May 10, 2018
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