Magasa (Italy) - The Haylofts of Cima Rest

The Haylofts of Cima Rest

The straw-roofed haylofts of plateau Denai and Cima Rest are mentioned for the first time in a document dated 1613. Some historians have established a link between their constructive type and some low Middle Age constructions; other say that Lombards from Hungrary built them in 600 a. D.

Their unique architecture is a true masterpiece of efficiency and economy. The steep roof in wheat straw is water-proof. In order not to lose the memory of the places and local culture, one of the haylofts of Cima Rest has become the Ethnographic Museum of the Valvestino.

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