I will let the photos tell the story, with a " No comment" on my part.
Your comments instead are very welcome. How many of these happenings did you attend?
The weekend began with a full house and attentive audience for the conference "Artisti e Archeologi Stranieri in Etruria" sponsored by Archeotuscia at the Prefecture of Viterbo.
Thanks to all who partecipated.
Saturday morning the cold north wind did not keep hundreds from protesting in front of the Town Hall in the main piazza.
Problems include the prolonged closure of public schools, arsenic and chlorine in the water and many others, as one can imagine in a town where the administration was voted in by only 36% of the citizens.
Sunday morning: a bright sunny day, no wind but total confusion due to the unexpected parade of gigantic tractors followed by a few horsemen, that invaded the historic center.
Drums frightened the horses while flag throwers tried to enliven
Piazza della Rocca, known for a non-functioning, ugly fountain.
The local priest gave a sermon to those gathered in the piazza between the Duomo and the town hall.
|camping gear of a scout troop on church steps|
|telling true stories of the Shoah|
|Prof. Stefano Grego's personal memories of 1943|
The afternoon saw a large gathering at Opera Extravaganza's house concert featuring violinists newly arrived in Vetralla. They performed music by Mozart and Tartini.
The audience included music lovers living in the area but of many different nationalities: Irish, Italian, Finnish, Australian, Indian, English, American, German and Rumanian.
|Monica Sanfilippo and Luigi De Filippi|
|Susanna Ohtonen and costumes|
|Monica Sanfilippo explains Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)|
|DeFilippis' violin from Pesaro, dated 1680,|