We already spoke about the abundance of musical talent that our area seems to produce in our last article, but art does not stop at music. Another local activity well worthy of a mention is the "Laboratorio Teatrale Chi è di Scena?" - Who's on Scene? - which has just recently obtained a huge success with a version of "The Father of the Bride" - with a difference!
The title sounds weird, gentlemen and fishing in the same sentence do not appear to make much sense. Yet it makes a lot of sense when you learn that what we are talking about is a newly-born association in Bedonia denominated " I Cavalieri del Fiume" - the Gentlemen of the River. Young people strike again!
It is said that Italy is the nation of music, and in fact, our little corner of the world counts three bands and several different choirs distributed around the area. All these groups have the same passion and enthusiasm, the same eagerness to transmit the love for what they do, and fill the air of our lovely valley with - the sound of music!!
Some very unconventional (and mucky) activities took place on Saturday in a town not far from Bedonia - the Albareto Mud Run; a 9km long course, scattered with approximately 30 obstacles of all kinds, some really messy business to get their hands (and not only!) dirty with!
There are a lot of red faces walking around lately, some due to untimely exposure to the unusually hot sun, but since yesterday, many of them belong to participants of the "PelpiTrail". A huge crowd of more than 500 participants was involved, and the significance was not lost on us.
Fancy a trip to the coast? Why not venture into nearby Tuscany, where the alps shine a brilliant white at their summits. Glaciers? No - this is Carrara, the land of Italy's white gold - marble - and the Apuan Alps, which are actually part of the Apennines, are made of it.