The Lavender Festival

The morning started with people showing up at our house for a walk in the lavender field and an explanation of lavender, how it grows, different types, what it’s used for and so on.

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Lavender Festival!!!!

Wow, we have been busy lately.

This Sunday, along with others, mainly our friend Roberto who also grows lavender, we’re organizing a Lavender Festival at our beautiful local castle, the Rocca Montevarmine.

Well, organizing…that’s an interesting concept here in Italy.

Italians in general I think can safely be described as spontaneous and last minute. That [...]

Carnival and the Bove Finto of Offida

offida-carnival-costumes

Offida is a beautiful medieval town just 20 minutes from us, and is also the home of our friend Dwight who makes great wine.

On carnival Friday this year we went with Dwight and his dog (aptly named “Bacco” after Bacchus the roman wine god) to see the Lu Bov Fint (the fake bull) [...]