The hot, still nights
of July when it's hard to sleep are
brightened by many a festival, such
as that of "Piccolo Borgo in
festa" in Marta or the the Horse
Fair in Tolfa (perfect for picking
up a leather souvenir).
Piccolo Borgo in
Literally "Celebrations of the
Small Quarter", this event was
introduced a few years ago to bring
life back to the narrow Medieval streets
of the old town centre, thanks to
artists and craftsmen from all over
Italy. By day, the alleys are full
of flowers and youngsters wearing
their great-grandparents' clothes,
handing out leaflets and goodies.
At night, oil torches and popular
music, plus the typical "cannaiola"