That group of young friends would have cleaned the cart well, would have decorated it with branches and then would have trotted along the six kilometres of roads shaded by poplars, elders and gaggias, which separate San Antonio from San Gervasio.
They worked joking and drinking wine directly from the neck of a dark bottle and someone, who perhaps kept his eyes up for drinking, suddenly noticed, drawn on a fragment of flat whitish stone, placed in a layer with other fragments to fill a wall of raw bricks, a very strange figure: cheerful little putti, a little hidden by the underlying bricks, held up a ribbon in the manner of a child intent on jumping with a rope. What was that figurine doing, nestled among the dusty bricks of an old, crumbling porch? His secret was unexpectedly revealed twenty days later by the Turin newspaper “La Stampa” which on 26 August published an article by Marziano Bernardi entitled: rustic Art in Piedmont on the third page.
The writing spoke about a surprising discovery illustrated in “A very careful study by a young talented Fine Arts official, Enrica Fiandra, published in the Palladio magazine with the title” The plaster ceilings in the Lower Monferrato“.