On the 24th and 25th of July Marta celebrated the tenth Festa del Villano, the workers of the land, with food, gastronomic stands and music.
This event is organised by the festival committee of the major Marta festa of the Madonna del Monte that is held on May 14th every year which I posted about if you missed this post it is definitely worth taking a look at Festa della Madonna del Monte or My Flickr Album
On these two evenings it was possible to enjoy supper in the open air and we took our daughter A and her boyfriend M along on the Sunday evening to experience another typically local event. The musical entertainment that evening was provided by a group called 'BeeLive' who gave a reasonable performance of amongst other music some Robbie Williams numbers which I particularly enjoyed.
Of course the food was the highlight of the evening and was wholesome peasant fare of pasta, beans with pork fat rinds, grilled sausages and chips with to finish pears and cheese with of course local wine available for those of us that desired it. This was maybe not ones idea of a fine dining supper but it was certainly tasty and the evening was good fun.
The funds raised from this event are used to help maintain the church of Our Lady Madonna del Monte that overlooks the town and has been the destination of pilgrims for many years.
I did not take many photos that evening but I have shared a few here and the rest can be viewed in
My Flickr Album - Festa del Villano I have also included a video taken by a recent contact of mine, thanks Tony.
Villano's day 2010, organized by Martha Vt Proloco and the Madonna del Monte Festa Committee
Artwork and dancing were also part of the entertainment.
Some of the chefs.
Another evening of simple but enjoyable entertainment that the Italians do so well.