The Red Cross had their first event in Villa Fiori tonight. When we arrived the party was in full swing.
The children were having a great time.
Beer and wine were being served.
The tents were filling up.
The menu posted.
We ordered and took our seats. Beside us the Burraco tables were ready.
Soon they filled up too.
I forgot to show you our food, but it was very tasty.
We walked home as it was beginning to get dark.
I hope you will all come along tomorrow at 6.00pm and Sunday at 3.00pm.
There is a beautiful, if somewhat neglected, building in Ponte a Serraglio. It was at one time the Hotel de Russie. The building was designed by Giuseppe Pardini and built in 1838. It is now apartments.
On the side of the building is a plaque stating that 13 partisans were held in the building during WWII when the building became Nazi headquarters.
The men were shot on 18th July 1944. There is a memorial in the cemetery in Ponte a Serraglio.
Behind the memorial is a narrow path. At the back of the memorial is another one.
I found these names on small plaques on the wall.
What a sad and lonely place it is, reflecting the misery and futility of war.