This is how the road in front of our little house 'Casa Piccola' looked in August 2008.
Below is how it was looking a few days ago very different! The trees were all considered dangerous so down they all came, gone are the old stone benches, the lights, a restaurants outside space, and car parking spaces.
It is no surprise that there is a lot of local interest in how the commune are going to complete this area, which they promise will be done by mid May in time for Marta's most important festival the ‘Festa delle Madonna del Monte.’(link to my newsletter for June 2009 in which I briefly mentioned this important Marta Festa.) This year as my Newsletter has emerged into this Blog I will hopefully be able to cover the event more comprehensively. Meanwhile if you are interested take a look at last years photos.
We are told it is to be transformed into a pleasant area, with paths and young trees, for the evening passagiata (a walk the Italians take to see and be seen and meet up with friends for conversation.
As soon as some progress has been made I will post some more photos.