Sunday, August 07, 2011

Offida: jazz and wine and Rura, Quintana in Ascoli Piceno

7 Agosto  Here are the last couple of weeks in pictures.  First we have Offida with its Jazz and Wine night and separately a group of Scottish musicians who go by the name Rura, quite stellar and finally the Quintana parade in Ascoli where they always dress in the heaviest draperies you can find on the hottest day of the year at the hottest time of the day to walk the streets of the town.  I didn't envy any of them.
The big orchestra in the Piazza del Popolo in Offida

Roberto and guest at his wine store in Offida

Each plaza had a little group playing at various times and then the wine booths were set up all over town as well for Wine and Jazz/Offida

Pierpaolo on bass

New jazz fan, he's got the rhythm

Rura is made up of students from Scotland who played four concerts in Italy, Offida being their final gig before "returning to the rain and cold".  Also below

The following fotos are from the Quintana parade in Ascoli Aug 7, 2011, 93 degrees F. with everyone wearing their heaviest clothing.