Friday: Day Two of Calendimaggio
Did I mention they act out medieval stories? This was my absolute favorite and was "produced" by the Parte de Sopra.
With my lack of knowledge of the Italian language (with the exception of being able to order "vino rosso" and ridiculous amounts of food) this is what I got from this particular story. The maiden is sick and dying. Her family is there, then the clergy comes, then the apothecaries ... then finally the women with the herbs show up, do their thing and save the day! (Of course, I mean, was there ever any doubt?!) They all rejoice and dance and it is a beautiful celebration of life, spring and a fabulous reason to have a party ... I mean, festival.
I could be wrong, but let's go with that version!
Do not cease to drink beer,
to intoxicate thyself,
to make love,
and to celebrate the good days.
More Assisi and Calendimaggio to come!!