November 12, 2008

Once upon a time in San Ginesio ...

San Ginesio’s Battle, Tavola XV CenturyEvery two years a fabulous battle re-enactment takes place in a lovely hilltop town called San Ginesio, in the Le Marche region, Central Italy. The event is known as “La Festa della Fornarina” (“The Little Baker’s Festival”).

Please follow this link if you are interested in knowing what the Festa is all about, and what else is to be found in that picturesque Italian town.

It all began when, back in the late Middle ages (on November 30, 1377), while the people of San Ginesio were soundly sleeping, their enemies from the near town of Fermo, sneaked up in the dead of night and attacked San Ginesio …

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