The Big Weekend came as always, punctual as a Swiss watch, the highlight of summer, the party everyone was waiting for - the "Festa della Madonna di San Marco".
Last Sunday, Bedonia offered the world a sight for sore eyes; the "infiorata" - beautiful, colourful motives decorated the most antique lane of the town, as well as the square in front of the parish church, for the procession of Corpus Domini.
It all started when Paul Moore, a famous ukulele player, came to visit the "Arcobaleno" centre in Borgotaro. He found special people for a very special project..
How was it possible, thought three young local men, that in a technological era such as this, one couldn't purchase a permit on-line for mushroom searching, fishing and many other activities offered in our area? They came up with the solution..
Can you imagine swimming in the crystalline waters of the Bay of Silence in Sestri, and suddenly coming across cages full of hundreds of wine bottles? You may think you'd found an archeological site, or remains of the cargo of an antique roman relict.....
It seems like yesterday that we were talking about it, but a whole year has whizzed by in the meantime. For a while back there, we had returned to seeming a bunch of normal, everyday folk, but soon colourful, crazy carnival will possess us again, and normality will cease to exist for a week!