The National Crossbow Tournament, Campionato nazionale di Balestra Storica, will take place on Sunday 25th June at Villa Ada in La Villa.
There will also be events at nearby Villa Web.
This is a fun day…don’t miss it. The events should get underway at about 9.00am.
I was driving between villages when I looked up to see this view. I stopped the car to take some photos. The fragrance in the mountains is heavenly. There had been some rain and the sun had just come out, so everything was fresh and clean.
Take some time to drive through the mountain villages. This is from the San Cassiano road.
Paolo Michelini has been elected as the mayor for Bagni di Lucca for the next 5 years. I am hoping he has some new ideas and some vision for the community.
How lucky we are to have this fabulous gelateria right on our doorstep. Fuori dal Centro is on the SS Brennero near the turnoff for Fornoli.
The interior is bright and cheerful and the staff friendly and helpful.
There isn’t a huge flavour range, but you can be sure whatever you choose it will be delicious.
The freezer contains fabulous ice cream cakes to take home for later.
There is plenty of seating inside and out, so you won’t have to rush. Sit and savour this delicious gelato.
After one visit you may find it difficult to drive past without stopping.
The War Memorial in San Cassiano has been lovingly restored. Too many lives were lost from the area. It is heart breaking to see the list of the names of those who died fighting.
Bands played, crowds came…people of all ages, there were speeches, there was food and there was rain.
I saw the restored monument last week and it is looking great. It is clear that these men will not be forgotten.
I wasn’t there today, as I am now on my way back to Australia for a few months. Thank you to Paul Anthony Davies for allowing me to share his wonderful photos.
At around the same time, or just after the acacia flowers bloom, come the white or cream clusters of flowers on the sambuca trees.
The tree is also known as elder or elderberry. The flowers can be used to make cordial, syrup, liqueur or jam. The essence of the flowers is sometimes added to Sambuca, the Italian anise flavoured liqueur. They can also be cooked and eaten. The flowers are followed by black, blue black or red berries.
The lovely fountain in the park in La Villa has been broken. I don’t know what happened, but I hope it can be repaired.
Here is what it used to look like.