Raindrops on the piazza

Rainy Thursday morning here in Montalcino. Sitting at Fiaschetteria having my cappucino watching the raindrops softly fall on the Piazza di Popolo. The village is slowly coming to life in the rain as umbrellas hustle by. The storm blew in with a vengence last eve as the wind howled trough the valley tossing the trees and shutters outside my little Casa Vigneto.

Thoughts now turn to the weekend ahead as I have come to be part of the Sagra del Tordo, Montalcino’s big medieval archery tournament. It has been fun to watch the excitement slowly build in anticipation of this weekend’s festa..the ‘quartieri’ flags are now flying and more and more people seem to be about. More as the weekend unfolds… Buona giornata!

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