Summer life in Italy

Life in Italy in summer is normally an abundance of eating and dancing. Well, certainly in my zone it is. I live in the deepest, darkest, depths of rural northern Tuscany.

Winters here are long, cold, wet and miserable so when the sun comes out and the warm weather finally settles in, which normally means three months without rain, everyone is ready to go.

Where I live, traditions are strong and the age old sagre which are eating and dancing evenings, continue to this day. They are more modern now but still a little old fashioned.

I recently went to a sagra which had 1 day set aside where the traditional menu was abandoned for fish and chips. The sagre, by the way, normally go on for a few nights or a whole week or two.

I made a video about Italian life in summer and included a couple of clips of the sagra. When the eating is over, there is dancing to a local band. The dancing is normally liscio which is ballroom and also an Italian kind of line dancing which is not a derivative of line dancing but a traditional dance that everyone can dance, and you don’t need a partner!