Our town has welcomed summer by holding a dog show! There were huge crowds and separate viewing fenced in areas for different breeds to compete. It took all day, as you can imagine. No we did not enter the charming Mr. Luca. We did not find a category of too cute and watches animal shows on TV. Perhaps next year.
The dogs and human were remarkably well behaved!
From dogs to roses. I know if may seem a bit of a switch, but hang with me.
We went to a flower show outside of the city of Spello at the Villa Fidelia. We got there early expecting that the Italians would be late risers. We could have gotten there even earlier. Next year.
This was a buying garden show. Lots of fun.
I had seen the villa many times as drove past. I wondered what it was. Now I know. Beautifully maintained. They have shows and exhibits throughout the year.
Here is a 12 minute video...only need to watch the first few minutes to get the idea:
The Villa had its own Italian formal garden in the back.
Lots, and lots, and lots of flowers on display and for sale.
Italian idea of things to purchase for an English rose garden?
The villa was filled with treasures on display inside as well as out.. Don't ask me how this relates to roses. Am sure it makes sense if you are Italian!
As we left, we were greeted by a Citroen vintage car parade. They were so cute!