|ribboned sachets of lavender|
The lavender fields that cover large swaths of land in Northern Lazio (Arlena, Tuscania ,Viterbo,Tarquinia, Montalto di Castro) are just about to be harvested, thanks to the very hot weather these past few weeks.
|flower baskets at the Lavender Festival|
The weekend of July 7-8 marks the local Lavender Festival held in Tuscania's "new" historic center, rebuilt and restored perfectly after the earthquake of 1971.
|Tuscania's City Hall|
Look for dishes prepared using lavender, including risotto and gelato.
|rebuilt homes are beautifully decorated|
handicrafts filled with lavender
|medieval buildings and fountains in Tuscania|
|Loggia on the Duomo square|
|thanks to Christina Thompson for this beautiful shot of Tuscania|