Straight out of an old Italian film, the first Sunday of June villages across Italy celebrate La Fiorita (or Corpus Domini), a relgious holiday by decorating the streets in flower petals followed by a procession through town led by the priest, clergy, band, mayor & townspeople (men & women separated of course). This is one of the most beautiful traditions of Piobbico, not only the because of the flower petals on the streets but the townspeople that come together to decorate our little village.
As the priest leads the villagers through town sharing blessings, he breaks through this most beautiful offering. I nod at the Mayor with a smile, wink at 13 year old Mariellena whom I tutor in English, acknowledging the plumber too as he passes.
I love being part this community and sharing in the traditions of this wonderful Italian culture!