Friday, May 11, 2012

La stüa

La stüa Inn, via Magenta, LivornoThe word stüa is not Italian but Ladin, a language still spoken in some parts of Northern Italy. It literally means stove, but up North the word was often used for a wood-panelled dining room where the stove was.

Wine makes good blood...
Water makes legs trembling
“La stüa” Inn
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External links: Ladin language (Wikipedia) - Stüa

14 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

How very interesting. Makes one probably feel like home.
Please have a good Friday.

Luis Gomez said...

I am ready to eat.

Michelle said...

Interesting sign!

Randy said...

I love it.

Lois Evensen said...

Interesting. Very cool.

Gunn said...

A good reason for drinking a glas of wine from time to time.
You will not guess the price we pay for it in a restaurant here in Norway...... :(

cieldequimper said...

I like the lettering. You'll have to go and tell us all about it but don't drink water!

brattcat said...

sometimes bad wine makes good legs tremble.

Carmine Volpe said...

I confirm :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

So interesting, I had to look at the link for Wikipedia. This region must be a cauldron of languages, no?
God bless you!
Cezar

Traveling Hawk said...

May be they are right:)

Dina said...

I want not to believe that, but it makes a catchy saying and sign.
I only recently learned about the existence of Ladin (through the Bolzano blog).

Arianna said...

Anche in lingua tedesca mi sembra che la Stube è il tinello oltreché la stufa. Son lingue più difficili dell'inglese per me! Buona domenica, Arianna

JM said...

Funny quote and interesting information on Ladin.