EMIGRATION

Moving abroad to work

One opportunity to come into contact with the outside world was also represented by seasonal emigration. To make ends meet with a meagre family budget, over past centuries, many men went to work outside the local area, from autumn to spring, returning in summer to help with work to be carried out in the fields and during the haymaking season. They went to work as weavers and tailors in the plains in the Friuli and Veneto regions, or as woodcutters or carpenters in Austria, or as bricklayers in Germany, Switzerland and France.