San Benedetto in Perillis and the mistery of the wooden locks

In our Excursion to L’Aquila along Highway 17 we went to San Benedetto in Perillis for an extensive visit .

Unique to this one small village are the wooden locks and keys on the doors. The only other place in the world where they use similar locks are in Subsaharian Africa, for example in Sudan.

How did the locks get here? What is their taboo? Why feel locals unconfortable when opening them? How does the system work? Did you know they were the prototype for the principle of modern keys, patented by Yale?

Just to give you a look and something to consider while watching the beautiful pics in this video. See you at one of the excursions. For information please write at:


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