Thursday, June 20, 2013

Gubbio Redux

When friends come to visit, we love to take them to Gubbio.  It isn't that far, about 40 minutes drive, and we know how to park and enter the city without finding ourselves in the city center.  When you drive a car the size of a beast, it is very unfortunate to find yourself on a street that was meant for a donkey and a cart!

So about Gubbio.  I wrote about it before when there was a wedding there. Gubbio has a very long, turbulent history.  They were up on that hill before the Romans.  As a hill town, it is a great place to visit.

You never know what you are going to see. There are shops, restaurants, art, everything you would like for a Sunday afternoon.  We were there and came upon a medieval practice of flag throwing.  We had seen this before in Siena.

The next act was a young boy in training.  He was adorable!  He dropped the flag on the ground and everyone broke out in applause as encouragement.

In Umbria, in the summer time, you can not tour the province without running into some colorful spectacle.  They love to dress up in colorful clothes, eat and hear music.  What could be better?

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