Regular readers of this blog will know the old man who sits under the 300 year old elm tree in Gorbio's square.
Sadly, Quintino is no more. He has passed on aged 93 and the village has lost one of its senior members.
Always wearing his cap, he'd politely lift it when greeted. He loved to sit under the tree watching the world go by and taking part in village life.
The beautiful old elm, planted in 1713, will miss him...and so will we.
(Click on the link to see an earlier photograph.)