OK, it wasn't technically a state fair. But it is the Expo Rurale Toscana which is the Tuscan version of a fair with everything from the countryside represented. Food and drink, animals, farmers, you name it, it was probably there. Oops, no rides and no food on sticks. Italians like to sit and eat. Walking and eating is what tourists do. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, and probably two thousand of mine, here are pictures from my day.
|Machinery Hill. That's right. One of only two tractors in|
whole place. Sorry dad, but hey, it's a Deere!
|Things you just don't see at the Minnesota|
State Fair. Snails.
|Olive oil tasting. There are three more|
tables just like this that form a square.
That's a lot of olive oil.
|Weird gourds. I don't know what they|
are and don't care. Great shape.
|Cured meats and cheeses.|
I had too much fun sampling stuff.
|Interesting birds. Not your average chicken.|
|The sign says "Don't touch the animals."|
Seriously? They need a sign for that??
|Tuscan rodeo. The soundtrack?|
Classical music and opera.
|Not as flashy as an American rodeo, but just as much fun.|
|Hand made baskets.|
Sadly, the fair attire seemed to be concentrated outside of the fair. Maybe here every day is like the state fair?