понеділок, 22 серпня 2016 р.

#45daysofblogging 04: Valdemone festival in Pollina

Day 4 - August 21

Welcome to the day 4!

Yesterday I suddenly got a chance to visit the annual festival of street theater called Valdemone for the first time. The first time I've heard about it two years ago, when I was still a volunteer - every bar in Palermo had the festival's sticker on walls, doors, mirrors etc.

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But as I don't drive, have no car and at that point had no idea where is Pollina, I just admired the cute vintage bicycle on the logo and wished for one of the stickers to put on my laptop. And forgot about it for two years.Until yesterday, when I was invited to visit the festival's last day.



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I consider Pollina one of my one-day trips around Sicily, as the town is quiet small and an absolute must see. Having said that, the festival itself for sure is an activity fr a few days. Just imagine numerous fun, colorful and charming street performances on the small cobbled squares and streets of a medieval town, and you for sure will agree.

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The performances vary from soap bubble performances and acrobatics to juggling and bicycles. They unite not only artists from Sicily, but from another parts of Italy and even other countries. 

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So Valdemone is a fiery cocktail of the beauty of the medieval town on the top of the mountain, great performances and a very nice appreciative public. Do you want to tell me that you are still not convinced?

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I will leave you with my a bit awkward selfie and wish you a good night! See you tomorrow!

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