Aulla and the Marriage of the Rose and the Pomegranate

Our little market town of Aulla is having a four day festival celebrating its origins, called Gli sponsali della rosa e del melograno. Last night there was a demonstration of heroic medieval warfare by the local historical group. There was, of course, abundant food and crafts. I liked the food better.

Here are some of the boys who went down by the river and risked their limbs in medieval combat. The late evening light was perfect.

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Men in Medieval costumes, chainmail, helmets and all.
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Stout Men in Medieval Costume ready for battle

I have some video of the “war” to show you later. I flinched when the cannon went off. I mean, wouldn’t you?


Aulla and the Marriage of the Rose and the Pomegranate originally appeared on WanderingItaly.com , updated: Dec 11, 2017 © .

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