Flag Wavers And Musicians In Città della Pieve, Italy – Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
Years ago, I attended a conference in the Umbrian region of Italy. Set at the Valle Di Assisi Hotel and Resort, the conference kicked off with a “Welcome to Umbria” event that began with a procession of costumed flag throwers, drummers, and trumpeters who put on a medieval styled performance against the backdrop of a stunning Umbrian landscape and sunset.
Flag Wavers And Musicians In Città della Pieve, Italy
Initially, I had no idea what the night’s festivities had in store but when I stumbled across the members from Compagnia Sbandieratori e Musici di Città della Pieve practicing outside, I knew I was on to something really, really, really good.
Comprised of around 70 members, this group has been performing all around the world since 1981.
After leaving the company’s practice area, I walked around the resort grounds waiting for their show to begin. The rather romantic setting seemed almost too beautiful to be real.
The procession than began with the company marching towards the area where everyone was gathered waiting.
Then the performance began. It was like that scene from Under The Tuscan Sun coming to life where the young Polish man takes up at the art of flag throwing to prove his love to his Italian girlfriend.
No sooner than it started, it was over and the group was walking away. The performance was both musically and visually stunning and it’s definitely an event I’ll never forget.
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Great photos! And wasn’t the following dinner incredible?
@Ellen – Thanks so much! The dinner was good as well.
@Mel – Thanks, I’m pretty sure it’s one of my favorite regions of Italy. Two visits have me sure of that! Soo cool that you will be returning!
Great photos Cheryl! I’m looking forward to going back to Umbria in September!
What fun! And I couldn’t help staring at that sky – so beautiful
@Andrea – That sunset was like a gift from God. It was one of those perfect travel moments. 🙂
Great photos! Made me feel like I was right there 🙂
@Samuel – It would have been cool if you made it to TBU. 🙂
I just spent the weekend watching men throw heavy objects in kilts! Who says men who wear skirts and tights aren’t manly? 🙂
@Jeremy – Men in skirts and tights are very sexy. 😉
Amazing shots! I love flag throwing wish I could see it for real one day!
@Alexa – Thanks. Head to Umbria to see them. 😉
Oh please say you ate a bunch of burrata for me?
@Ayngelina – I stayed away from cheese as much as possible as I’m lactose intolerant. Seems I’m missing out! 🙁
Great photos and such a wonderful welcome. I especially loved the flag throwing.
@Laurel – Thanks so much! And me too. It made my movie dreams come true. 🙂
There are some really nice shots here, I went traveling 15 years ago when i graduated but since I did that I have not so much as been on holiday, I need to get back into it, I have managed to save some cash so definitely think its time for me to think about getting away again! Thanks for relighting the fire and awakening the long sleeping travel bug.
@Laura – Glad to be of some help! Best of luck on your travels. 🙂