Arriving in the historic centre of San Donato Val di Comino is like taking a leap back in time. The village is a labyrinth of narrow, winding alleys, small squares, and covered passages that in the local dialect are called 'spuort', an urban design also conceived to combat the frost that characterizes the winters of this area: the alleys, in fact, break the wind's rush, giving breath and comfort to the inhabitants. The heart of the ancient castle is Largo San Donato, where the sanctuary of the same name is located. Immobile and proud sentinel of the town is still the Tower that, like a large and majestic compass, indicates the four cardinal points with its angles. Finally, walking around, it will be impossible not to notice the masks painted on the portals which, according to legend, are intended to frighten the 'monacello', the local elf.