THE "MAGNIFICA REGOLA" SELVA DI CADORE AND PESCUL
Part of the "Regoliero" heritage the huts or "casere" scattered among the woods and the pastures of the Val Fiorentina represent not only an example of rural architecture but also give us useful information regarding how the territory was used by our ancestors. Next to the huts and the “casere" described below that are still in good condition, there are structures that collapsed under the weather or are no longer used. Among them, these should be noted: the Tabie dele Ordene, the Tabie de Val Zonia, the Tabie dei Foscac, and Tabie del Baro.
Tabie of the Mayor
This hut, whose name derives from the Colendel of the Mayor (mowing area reserved for the Mayor) was built precisely to provide a suitable accommodation to the Mayor during the mowing work. On the occasion of the mountain festival (1970) the structure was dismantled and installed at the Passo Giau, where it remained for a few weeks, and then returned to its original site under Mount Pelmo in what had already become the pastures of "Mont del fen".
Tabie de Val de Pozena
Before the 1966 flood, the village of Fiorentina and the small villages of Solator and Villa represented the ancient core of the "Regola di Villa". This "Regola", later merged into the “Regola of the 4 regole”, managed the pastures of the lower part of the northern slope of Monte Fertazza that went as far as the Val de Pozena. In this area, to provide shelter to the shepherd who kept the cattle, a hut was built, called the Tabie de Val de Pozena.
Casot de le vedele
Built in the second post-war period, the Casot de le vedele is the most recent of the “casere”, property of the “Regoliere". As can be seen from the name, this structure was used as a shelter for younger cattle who were kept separately from the original herd of dairy cows (over two hundred and fifty heads) that grazed the upstream areas of S. Fosca and Pescul. Currently, most of the areas bordering the structure have been invaded by the forest and few are still suitable for grazing. However, thanks to the continuous and careful maintenance by the inhabitants of Selva di Cadore, the "casera" has not been lost in degradation and currently relives as a place for outings.
REGULATION FOR THE USE OF THE HUTS - TABÌE PROPERTY OF THE REGOLA
ART.1 General Rules
The "Magnifica Regola(1)” of Selva and Pescul di Cadore owns several huts - "tabìe" located on the “Regoliero(2)” territory. Bearing in mind that the huts, as a priority, are at the disposal of the administration for the management of agricultural, wild and rural goods, the “Regola” may grant daily use of some of its properties.
The rules governing its use are hereby established with the present regulation.
The huts of the "Regola" are classified as follows:
a) Controlled-access huts: this category includes the huts for the use of which a concession issued by the administration of the "Regola" is required. The following huts are classified as having controlled access: : Tabìe of the Mayor, Casot de le Vedele, Tabìe de Val de Pozena;
b) Free-access huts: this category includes huts for non-exclusive use and free access: The following huts are classified as having free access: :Tabie de Val de Zonia, Tabie de le Ordene;
ART. 3 Controlled access huts
a) The use of these huts is authorized upon release of a concession by the administration of the "Regola";
b) A written request on the special application form, must be submitted to the office of the "Regola", at least the day before the date to which the property is to be used. If more than one application is submitted for the same period, an evaluation will be carried out according to the order of presentation;
c) The fee for the use of the huts, to be paid before their use and for reimbursement of expenses for the recovery of custody and administrative expenses, is fixed at euro 50.00 + VAT per day. The same could be periodically updated by the administration of the "Regola";
d) Subjects exempted from payment:
- Entities and associations operating in the Municipality of Selva di Cadore;
- Schools and public bodies when the request has educational purposes;
e) The concession gives the right to use the hut and the surrounding area for the activities specified in the request. During the period of use, the person indicated in the request is liable for any damage caused by the same or by any accompanying person to the property and relieves the administration of the "Regola" from any civil and criminal liability;
f) The concessionaire must use the building and its equipment with the diligence of the good family man, avoiding to cause damages and dangers, including to the surrounding environment. The hut and the facilities must be returned in the previous state of use and properly cleaned. Any waste must be removed and disposed of at the concessionaire’s expenses;
g) The access keys to the hut will be delivered together with the issuance of the concession. The same must be returned the day after the end of the authorized period.
ART. 4 Free access huts
a) The use of free access huts is allowed to anyone, without the need of consent from the "Regoliera" administration. Its permitted use does not give the right to exclude others who want to use the hut at the same time, consistent with the priority of access and capacity of the building. Any form of prolonged or permanent use is forbidden, not in accordance with the customary use of open access huts;
b) The user is bound to the diligence of the good family man, avoiding damage to the building and to the facilities of the hut.
(1) The “Regola” is a typical institution of Cadore, governed by special regulations laid down by statute and secular traditions. Their principle is originally based on solidarity between the original inhabitants, who were recipients of a forest property and the undivided and inalienable pasture, sufficient to ensure the survival also of the less fortunate.