Sunday, April 25, 2010

4th National Farm Guesthouse Day

April 25th is the Day of Liberation which celebrates Italy's freedom from Mussolini's dictatorship. It's a national holiday, which is celebrated in a variety of different events around the country. This year we participated in an event called the 4th National Farm Guesthouse Day by visiting an "agriturismo" called Masseria Abbondanza, located near the town of Noci. Demonstrations of how to make focaccia and mozzarella were held, with taste-testing of the final product, of course! Rides were available in several different kinds of horse-drawn carts and there was a guided tour through the brush of the Murgia, the area of high flatland were this farm is located.

10 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Hey - wait for me! I want a ride, too! Fun foto!

Jacob said...

Happy Day of Liberation. The days of Mussolini, et. al., were not happy ones and even though I was very young, I do remember the fear that gripped so many in our nation; can't imagine what it was like to live under the thumb of such a person!

I think this photograph is absolutely gorgeous! It has tremendous interest (especially with your commentary) and everything is right - color, light, exposure, sharpness. You did a great job!

Steffe said...

Taste-testing sounds like a job for me! I will be right over. Jacob and Leif can go for a ride with the horse.

bfarr said...

Very interesting bit of history. The guys can have the horses and wine, I will take the foccacia lessons.

Patsy said...

Saretta.Thank you for the excellent picture.You brought out history dating back to my childhood by showing the wagon; which was the only means of transportation.

Halcyon said...

Sounds like a fun day! I'd love to take a ride in that old cart. Looks neat.

Matt Decell said...

Look like fun> Nice image.

Hilda said...

A happy day indeed! The farm tour sounds like a lot of fun, aside from being yummy. This is a beautiful cart.

Best Guest House said...

Excellent food, location, neat rooms and outstanding customer service!!

Chuck Pefley said...

Love horse drawn carts ... a very utilitarian version compared to the ornately decorated ones from Sicilia.

Congratulations on #500!!