Italy: Chimney Sweeps Festival in Valle Vigezzo - paulsmit
'Chimney sweep on a chimney in Santa Maria Maggiore.'

Livio Milani on a chimney in Santa Maria Maggiore during the International Chimney Sweeps Gathering (Raduno Internazionale dello Spazzacamino) in Valle Vigezzo, calling out loud "spazzacaminooooo!", as did the Italian chimney sweeps in the old days. As a child Livio has still climbed inside the chimneys to clean them, now he is president of the National Association of Italian Chimney Sweeps. He lives and works in Valle Cannobina, a side valley of Valle Vigezzo. Photo Paul Smit.