Summer highlights apart, Bedonia is a normal town, with its normal everyday town life, and now that schools have begun the new year, we would like to spend a few words on one in particular, which has recently been attracting well-deserved attention.
There is no doubt about it - this is the land of mushrooms. Our local towns have obtained IGP certification (Indicazione Geografica Protetta), because the mushrooms which "are born" (the Italian way of putting it) in this territory are simply better, and that's all there is to it!
Cavignaga, a nearby village whose inhabitants, at the end of the nineteenth century, was essentially composed of women - white widows; wives, mothers, sisters and daughters whose men had been robbed of them by .....bears. In that period, Cavignaga counted 60 bear trainers out of a population of 200!
In January of this year, our local administration was approached by "Help for Children" and offered the opportunity to adhere to what sounded like an excellent project - a twinning between Bedonia and Belarus. The experience exceeded all expectations and was a huge success.
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.