As I announced some time ago on my Facebook Page, I arrived back to Italy just in time to celebrate the come back with my friends – drowning ourselves in wine and having lots of good food.
This is basically what happened last Sunday at Gusta San Vito, a sort of Magnalonga set in Modena’s countryside. A Magnalonga is a common event in Italy, in which the participants taste local foods and wines in private houses and stands set a few kilometers aside in the country. To get from one to the other you walk. A lot.
Now, it is a great initiative which involves youngsters to take part and volunteer as well as elders who cook and host people. However, is one of those events that you can really enjoy only when it’s sunny outside, or at least I can only enjoy a good walk in the countryside when the sun is shining. Especially if I was expecting it to be super hot…
Not only it wasn’t warm at all – it was raining and windy. This really spoilt the whole thing for us
(together with the not-so-special food), and we found ourselves in the end feeling like we’ve just been at war…
This doesn’t mean that we didn’t enjoy it at all! On the contrary, we had lots of fun, singing and dancing together to the music that was played at each stop – and eventually the sun even came out right at the last one! Better late than never I guess?
Also on that day I realized how much of an outsider I feel here in Italy – but I am ready to fix that: I decided I will spend the rest of my summer re-discovering my beautiful native country, and of course I will keep you updated with it all 🙂