Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Massa Marittima

This village was hosting a medieval fair over the weekend, so we thought we'd check it out. Unfortunately the events weren't beginning until 5:30pm, but the archers (crossbows, actually) were warming up and setting their sites for the upcoming contest. It was fun sitting on the church steps, eating pastries, watching people show up to watch the archers wearing their 'team' colors. There seem to have been four districts - dragons, lambs, burning tower and walled city. Adults were wearing scarves (square kind) and shirts and kids had those plus drums - all with their district's symbols on them.
Since the parade and contests weren't until later, we headed off to San Gimignano.

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