By pure chance, I was at the traditional agricultural festival in a village in northern Italy. - Visit to the ancient bicycle museum

in curie •  15 days ago

It was Sunday, and as I usually do I go looking for interesting places to visit.
I was driving in the car when I arrived at a village called Barcon di Vedelago, I saw that there was an event organized by the village... The festival of agriculture!

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The day took place in the park of Villa Pola, designed in 1700 by the architect Giorgio Massari.

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Under the portico of the villa were exhibited ancient original carriages.
It must have been wonderful to see them pulled by horses in the 1700s!

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Near the villa a young shepherd grazed his sheep on the lawn.

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Shortly after, I went to see where a competition was taking place... grape crushing!

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There were 4 teams, one for each neighborhood.
The first part of the game consisted of picking grapes over an obstacle course and putting it in a container.

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The next phase consisted in bringing the girl of his team with a wheelbarrow to the stage where the last part of the competition would take place.

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Once the girls arrived on the stage, they entered the container with the grapes and began to crush it barefoot as quickly as possible.

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After 15 minutes the girls at full speed crushed the grapes, they were visibly tired!

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While the squeezed grape juice came down on a bucket, a member of the team had the task of bringing it to the scale to weigh it and see which team would win for the largest amount of juice produced.

I looked around and I took some pictures of the carriages decorated with the colors of the teams participating in the game...

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While I was walking, I realized that the upper floor of the villa was used as a bicycle museum, I went to visit it!

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They were racing bikes from the early 1920s...
I'm not an expert, but it was very interesting.

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I spent an unusual day, but pleasant... I always go out with the camera so I thought to show you my day at the grape festival, I hope you liked the post. Ciao!! ;)

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