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The Girometta, the last souvenir

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“La Girometta”, the last souvenir

Meal, water and a coloured hen feather; that’s the girometta, the typical souvenir of Sacro Monte which was given even to Pope Giovanni Paolo II during his pilgrimage in 1984.

Vittorina Ermolli, born in 1903, is the last representative of a job now extinct: artisan and seller of giromette. Also her mother was a seller of giromette. At that time it was a very common activity for the women of Sacro Monte.

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