Another weekend of simple but enjoyable entertainment that the Italians do so well. On the 14th and 15th of July Marta celebrated the twelfth Festa del Villano, the workers of the land, with food, gastronomic stands and music. There was also a market along the lake promenade and on the Sunday for the first time this year, Dragon Boat Racing, which I will feature in my next post.
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 and has been featured on News From Italy in the past. If you missed the post this year it can be found here or My Flickr Album.
On these two days it was possible to enjoy lunch or supper in the open air
The food was the highlight of the evening and was wholesome peasant fare of Bruschette miste, pasta, beans with pork fat rinds, pork steaks and chips with to finish for a dessert some Cannaiola (a local sweet red dessert wine) and ciambelline (a sort of biscuit). 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.
There are more photos, including market ones which I have not included here, to be seen from the event in the album on Flickr.com. Festa del Villano - July 2012
I am enjoying experimenting with making videos here is the one I have put together for the Festa del Villano this year.
Festa del Villano 2012
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