Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Palio of Feltre 2010



I am in Feltre now, my mother's small town in the North East of Italy, under the Dolomiti mountains. I hope to have more opportunities to blog about this place, but for now I just want to leave you with some images of the Palio of Feltre, a three days' festivity which included dinners, races, markets, games, drummers and flag weavers, parades, costumes, music, fireworks and everything that makes you feel that Italy is a magic place.



Last year I wrote an article about it in the Australian press ( here the Italian version) and previously I have written about it in the Japanese, New Zealand and local press. I will do something for next year, to publicize it before the next Palio, which always takes place in the first week-end of August, but just to let you know: this year winner was Duomo, which I congratulate, even if our family supports Santo Stefano....












Photos by Alessandra Zecchini ©


I would like to thank Sue for visiting me from New Zealand to see Feltre and the Palio, and blogger friend Sasa, who lives in Austria and also managed to come to Feltre to meet me. Sorry Sasa if I wasn't able to get you some drummer boys, next time we will time it better :-)



15 comments:

  1. You're right, Italy is a magical place. Love your photos, Alessandra, and those drummer boys ... !

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  2. Yes, we all love the drummer boys, especially the ones in red :-) (which is my section of the city!)

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  3. Fantastic photos, I wish I was there!

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  4. I'm so glad I get to see the photos! I was lucky enough to see those drummers for the wedding after all and the Roman ruins, theatre and your lovely children really made my day (I'm sure I'd have grumbled at that age but A and M are so sweet!)
    I'll put my making faces blog I told you about as my link here in case you want to have a quick look - pretty silly but the kids might find it funny. Hope you had a good break from your choccie muffins and found a soultion for the crumbliness!

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  5. What a wonderful event. Your photos of it are remarkable. I would have loved to have been there. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  6. Looks like you are really enjoying Europe Alessandra. Do you know I think I met Sasa when she was a toddler and she and my son played on the Stanmore Bay Beach while I chatted with her mother. Small world isn't it.

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  7. That looks like such a fun festival!

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  8. @ Sasa, the funny faces were approved by Sue and the kids (and me!) :-)

    @ Barbara, geeeeee, a really small word indeed! :-)

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  10. Just jumping back in to answer the question you asked on my blog. They last 1 to 2 weeks refrigerated and they can be processed if you wish. Have a good day. Blessings...Mary

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  11. I have so much about Italy... Amazing pics.. I wish I could travel there some day... Have a nice day:)

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  12. Thank you for the info Mary :-)

    Welcome Arti :-)

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