Sunday, March 22, 2015
Isn't that the most beautiful basket full of cherries that you've ever seen? That's exactly what I thought when we discovered that right across the road from Vill Barbaro (see last post) a Festa della Ciliegia (cherry festival) was going on. We joined the crowds of mostly locals and wandered around enjoying the festive atmosphere.....and the cherries.
I discovered the festival looking out of the window of the villa and seeing all the tents across the road and we quickly decided that we should check it out.
And there were a variety of classic cars like this one with all decorated with flowers and bows. Way in the back of this photo you can see the cherry booths where the vendors were selling cartons of fresh cherries. We took two cartons with us and enjoyed snacking on them the rest of the trip.
There was also food and wine being sold and of course, all kinds of cherry desserts and treats. It was fun to mingle with the locals and enjoy their hospitality.