In Noli, on the Ligurian coast, fishing has played a dominant role for nearly eight centuries. Up until the 1960s most of the town’s women still worked in the local “friggitorie” (stores selling fried fish). There were six, one in each neighborhood, and they started frying sea bream, picarel and eel at 6 am. Once they were dried on cloths and placed in circular cans, they left at 4pm by train for Turin and Mondovì.
Fishing takes place all year round depending on the type of catch and the fish’s season