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Stampa Palüu

Commercial area on the edge of the village

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A house built on the rock

The ancestral home of the Giacometti da la Palü
In the 19th century, in the tiny village called Palü there were three humble dwellings, three stables, a tannery, a sawmill and a mill. This house was built on the rock and resisted the flood of the Maira, unlike the mill which in 1927 was swept away by it. Members of the Stampa family lived here for generations. Antonio Stampa (1808-1893), called Tunin da la Palü, served as notary in this house. He had seven children, including Giovanni (1834-1913), Alberto’s grandfather, and Maria (1837-1901), who inherited the family house. With her five children, she started the Giacometti da la Palü line with her husband Giacomo Giacometti from Caccior. Their son Antonio moved to Rome and opened a bakery and pastry shop. There, in 1921 he hosted young Alberto Giacometti, who fell in love with his daughter Bianca. The poet Luigi Giacometti, who wrote in the local dialect, and the Giacometti family of bakers from Lavin also belong to this line.

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Villa Nuova

Built with money earned in Prussia
Agostino Stampa (1802-1877), who grew up here in Palü, emigrated to Prussia as a young man and ran a pastry shop in Thorn for a few decades. In 1848 he married Emilia Meng (1827-1867) from Castasegna, who went with him to Prussia. Augusto's mother, Marta Stampa, was the fourth of Agostino and Emilia's eleven children. Marta spent her early years in Thorn with her siblings. Agostino, together with his large family, came back to his birthplace, where he built this house around 1860. Here Emilia died giving birth to her eleventh child in 1867. She was only 40 years old, and the child did not outlive her. Augusto's uncle Cristiano, who was a dilettante painter, also lived in this house until around 1885. Later on, Augusto inherited his watercolour painting box.

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