The Samsa family
The Karst, with its harsh beauty and rocky terrain, has always been a plateau devoted to the rearing of animals as far back as the period of the Castellieri or hill-forts, the first settlements built between the Middle Bronze Age and the Iron Age.
The origins of our family are closely linked to the karst landscape, with an affectionate understanding for it and its traditions. Since time immemorial our ancestors have always been shepherds and cattle breeders in the harsh environment of the dry grasslands of the “landa carsica” also known by its Slovene name. “gmajna”.
The first information on the Samsa family dates back to the period around 1600 in the area of Ćićarija, a karstic area bordering the current states of Croatia and Slovenia, with subsequent movements, along with their flocks, into Slovenia and to the villages of Volče and Košana, karst areas close to the well-known caves at Postojna, where some of our relatives can still be found.