Thursday, May 22, 2014

Just Another Day in the Piazza (Panicale)

Aldo, in his blue sweater  at Bar Gallo.

It started out like any other day in Panicale. Caffe or cappuccino at Bar Gallo, chatting with friends, you know, the morning routine.
Then, chairs came in, along with music stands and then the musicians, including one guy with a large white tuba.

It was pretty fabulous especially when they played works of Morricone and some Italian classics.
O Sole Mio filled the piazza. This was a moment  made for Federico Fellini , bizarre and strangely romantic.

When the music was over, the musicians cleared themselves and their instruments the piazza returned to it's  rhythm. People walking through the square to do marketing before shops 1:00 closing, small groups of men sitting on benches, people sitting under umbrellas at bars and cafes, and children kicking soccer balls around the piazza.

Then.........without any introduction

The piazza was buzzing.

in came the apes ( the 3 wheeled utility vehicles, pronounced a-pay, short a)
Cute and colorful....What fun, tricked out with speakers and wild horns blaring!

Then the vespas made their entrance into the piazza.

Everyone came out to see this! The buzz of apes and vespas...Bzzzz!

Ciao Katia!

Stefania, Andrea & Stew , with cameras, of course!

I thought this  red vespa was pretty sweet.

Betty, Jane and Paul  still focused on the activity in the piazza, while Paul and James check out the aqua  scooter with the 2 helmets and  the suitcase strapped to the back.

I really liked that red vespa, but I think if James gets an ape, then I we should also get this model, with the two helmets. I could settle for this!

Very cool day in the Piazza Umberto I.

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