Once upon a time, in the Sassi of Matera long ago, there was a black crow named Giacomo and a gray and white dove named Bianca.
Giacomo was a brave and clever crow who loved to fly around the city in search of adventure, while Bianca was a quiet and peaceful pigeon who preferred to spend her days chatting with friends.
The two animals often met during their adventures, but they could never find a way to coexist peacefully due to their different nature and opposing interests.
One day, the two protagonists found themselves discussing a bell tower that they both wanted to use as their base.
Giacomo claimed that the bell tower was the natural territory of crows, while Bianca argued that the bell tower was an area open to all birds.
Their discussions alternated with moments of peace, during which Giacomo and Bianca observed each other without saying a word.
While Giacomo tried to convince Bianca that the bell tower was his, Bianca tried to make him understand that there was room for everyone.
The bell tower actually had two levels and Giacomo insisted that the upper level be reserved for crows, as from their point of view they had a better view of the city.
Bianca, on the other hand, argued that both levels should be accessible to all birds, so that everyone could enjoy the panoramic view and peace of the bell tower. After days of conflict, Giacomo and Bianca finally arrived at a shared solution: they would share the bell tower, dividing the two levels equally.
So, Giacomo and Bianca began to build their nests and organize their space, trying not to disturb each other.
Soon, the two animals realized that together they could create a more harmonious and peaceful environment, where they could live serenely.
Giacomo, who was a very intelligent crow, began to use his intellect to find ways to improve the bell tower, while Bianca took care of maintaining peace and harmony among the birds.
The dispute between the crow and the pigeon taught that even the most different animals can coexist peacefully, finding a way to share space and respecting each other's interests.
Giacomo and Bianca learned to find a balance between their differences, and in the end, they were able to build a better world together.
Questa favola è un'invenzione dell'autore e non ha alcun collegamento con la storia o con le leggende o i personaggi legati ai "Sassi di Matera".