Any Italian knows that the word "potato" has a frequently used cheeky double meaning, which can be translated as.... ahemm....oh dear I'm blushing......the female private part, but more generically, pretty women. The femminists amongst you will not be overly pleased, but I take no responsability!!
Yes - food again! We just cannot help it, but we did state quite clearly earlier on that Italians jump at any good excuse to have a party! In this case, they have been clinging onto the same excuse for a good many years - 63 to be precise. Because the "Festa della Trota" (trout festival), is the oldest yearly traditional fair of Bedonia, which started out by pure chance in 1954, due to an exceptional catch of trout in local rivers.
It would be an error to believe that we are only about peaceful country walks or dancing to waltzes and polkas - the young (and not so young!) people around here are every bit as lively as the rest of them, and amongst the many attractions to be found during the summer months, you can come across some very exciting concerts.
And what better place to have a party in August than a wide, rambling plain within reach of the clouds, or of the moon and the stars after dusk? Pian del Monte - literally " mountain plain" - saw the 43rd edition of the "Festa in Amicizia" this year, one of the most popular events of the Taro Valley summer.
We are not joking here - for two nights in a row, peaceful, relaxing, slow-moving Bedonia turned literally wild - and PINK!!!! If you had happened on our little town on the 12th or 13th of August, you would have found it difficult to believe you were in Bedonia, because this little corner of the earth became a whirlwind of events - it was definitely THE place to be!
On a balmy sunday evening of August, a brilliant full moon lit up the starry night sky, while 60 young ladies took to the catwalk for a very special occasion. For the second year running, the vintage wedding dress show was taking place, and this time around, the dresses displayed had been worn at weddings in the 70's and late 60's.