We arrived later in the afternoon than we had hoped due to a Saturday afternoon play rehearsal (blog to follow of the Alice in Wonderland production)--the horrors, right? Therefore, my pictures leave something to be desired. However, here's a little of what we saw.
A walled city, with a bell tower beckoning us from our parking spot (we parked about 1/2 mile away).
Pumpkin everything! Pumpkin crepes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin wine, pumpkin doughnuts, pumpkin gnocchi, pumpkin frico, pumpkin soup, pumpkin frittata...
Costumed people, flame throwers, torture machines, sword/shield and flower crown vendors, fortune tellers and games that we have on our iphone!
Skilled carvers, making amazing things from pumpkins and gourds, and taking pumpkin carving to a whole nother level!
An enormous cat that strangely resembles Mary Beth!
It was a fantastic evening in Northern Italy.
We'll be back next year, I'm sure!