Back to Toyland

Yesterday at Bagni di Lucca Villa was a day when we all become children in ‘Il Paese dei Balocchi (Toyland)’ returning for the fourth time running.

I’ve already written about last year’s event at https://longoio2.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/fun-and-games-in-bagni-di-lucca/

So what was new this year? There was a nice demonstration of wool carding using traditional techniques:

Ballo liscio (ballroom dancing) displays:

Lots of stalls including one from my friend Annalisa who displayed her ingenious handicrafts:

Children practicing stilt-walking and playing with traditional wooden toys instead of being stuck behind a video game (thank goodness):

A new sculpture exhibition in the town hall:

A totally amazing street band which combined the traditional town band with majorette style –elements all headed by a belly dancer…

Imaginative shop window displays with suitably dressed asssistants:

Face painting:

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And a bright sunny day with a great atmosphere!

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If you’re around our area the festa will continue today so do join in the fun!

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