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Moncucco, Italy - 1828 - Giovanni Bosco was only thirteen when he had to move to the Moglia farm, about 10 km from his home. In that place he lived, worked and devoted himself to his studies from February 1828 to November 1829.

Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy - 1815 - This is the famous home of I Becchi, the rural home of the Bosco Occhiena family, a modest home, but one they owned. On the lower floor, the kitchen and next to it a stable for cows. Above, two rooms and a small window. There was poverty, but not misery.

Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy - On this work table, Mamma Margherita kneaded the flour, her hands preparing the bread that nourished Giovannino's rustic childhood.

Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy - 1815 - Two straw mattresses, four whitewashed walls, a small window, a small bench and a crucifix. A room poorer than what they will later have from the Moglia family. This is where, in the burgh of I Becchi, the three Bosco brothers slept side by side: Giovanni, Giuseppe and Antonio.

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