Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Medieval banquet

While in Bevagna the preparations were underway for their Medieval Festival which is kicked off with a banquet in the town square. We booked our spots and had a great night of entertainment and feasting. The first course was fruits and spiced wine [I think- not something we had drunk before in Italy]
The village dresses up joins in and is divided into 4 sections. The Gaita Santa Maria was responsible for the dinner this year and with the rain holding off we could enjoy the full moon.
After the fruit, the courses were chick pea soup, ravioli pasta, pork and a cherry pudding of sorts with Sagrantino wine and more spiced wine at the end. The head table in costume and some other guests too.
Lots of great entertainment, such as these musicians and a full scale dramatic production. What a fantastic backdrop provided by the centuries old buildings.

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