Built between the late 700s and the early 800s. This is a typical Verzasca kitchen: still operational in the early 20th century and since then perfectly preserved. The furnishings and utensils reflect the semi-nomadic lifestyle of its people. With no tables or chairs, the family ate at various times of day, sitting on the benches around the fireplace and cooking frugal meals. chimney . The kitchen used to be called “ca” (casa = house) because everything happened in that particular space.