Very widespread, it has a stock in the range from Milan to Trentino, one in Bologna and one in Pisa, it should derive from nicknames related to the word pumpkin. additions provided by Alessandro Zucchelli A Zucchelli strain originates in the municipality of Ardesio (BG) for the nickname derived from M. Redondo (1800 m) which has the shape resembling a pumpkin: in dialect "mont suchél". The nickname, with a typical Lodigiano accent, derives from the name given to the shepherds who wintered in the low Lombardy with their herds, and in summer they returned to Ardesio: the famous "bergamine" route, known for its rich and tasty milk ( Ardesio - Clusone - Bergamo - Treviglio - Pandino - Lodi) on which there are still good percentages of Zucchelli surnames.
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