Cortona, Under the Tuscan Sun
Trip Start Oct 02, 2007
20Trip End Oct 18, 2007
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The italians love their dogs! As we sit and watch the people from our perch, we see most italians with their dogs, they go to market, to the cafe, the bar. All the dogs are so well behaved! You never see one bark or snarl at another dog or person. They are so happy because they go everywhere.
Last night we came across the neighborhood contrada celebration for the winning horse in the Palio. Everyone wore their flags around their neck, the neighborhood streets were filled with hanging flags and even lamps in the orange and blue of the winner. Tonight was the big dinner in the streets with the winnng horse as the guest of honor! It is something to see. They wear their flags with such pride. There is no money won in this race, just honor. Phil was able to talk with the riggers and lighting folks setting up for the event.
We went to market again in Rocco Pilli and made our dinner here at the villa. The place is full this weekend. Our dinner was wonderful outside on the patio and we got it all cleaned up just before the rain! Tomorrow we will set out on another adventure! to be continued