This morning, we discovered a superb walking track near us which is a relief as walking around our house is virtually impossible due to the absence of any sidewalks. The area includes good mountain bike tracks so Mathew and Ralph tried them out while I walked with Ana. We hope to make this a regular morning activity before schoolwork starts.
In the afternoon, we attended our first Italian festival, being the "Il pane… in pappa e '900 in Fiera" festival in Borgo San Lorenzo, the largest town in the Mugello Valley.
The festival name literally translates as "The bread… as pappa and'900 Fair" and was a celebration of characters, crafts and food that were a part of the historical town. We sampled a typical Tuscan bread salad, tripe and beans (nice, but once was enough I think!), fried doughnuts, pizza bread and pieces of cake.
The food samples were huge - enough for a meal and there were crowds and crowds of people. It was lots of fun and makes us excited about the summer of festivals in the towns around the Mugello. We finished with drinks and ice-cream at a Gelateria (Ice-cream)/Wine Bar in one of the town's squares.
To end the day, we caught, Scorpion No.6. And here's a picture....still want to visit??? At least this one was outside: