I had a wonderful evening last night. One of those typically spontaneous and unplanned experiences that happen so often in Umbia. I decided to have dinner at La Cantina in Castiglione del Lago – one of my old favourite restaurants by the Lake Trasimeno. Ate in the garden overlooking the lake. Food was, as always, excellent and I got a lovely welcome. Castiglione is magical at night... bathed in golden light, pleasantly lively and with music everywhere. I decided to go for a walk after the meal and wandered down to the Rocca where I discovered a night market and Trasimeno Blues band in full swing. There was a wonderful atmosphere. Where else would one find stalls full of everything – from colourful dresses and scarves to exquisite hand crafted silver jewellery nestling amongst majestic olive trees? The colour combinations were just amazing! During the Trasimeno Blues Festival there are different bands playing in different venues all week, so I will definitely be dropping in to some more concerts.
Author: Sonia Tardetti
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