We attended a festa (local festival) in a small village, Civitella San Paolo. Each year the village celebrates their heritage – there are musicians, bakers, candle making, games, silk worms, cobblers, and dancers, of which this beautiful young woman was one. And all performers dress in medieval costume – some of the costumes were beautifully ornate. The grand finale of the evening is a ‘storming of the castle’ – complete with the original castle, of course! – and accompanying fireworks.