Yesterday Walter, Costanza and I spent a lovely day on the Petrano Mount together with our ‘musician’ friends.
Fency anything better in life than playing with your friends on a green mount (1162 m. above see level), surrounded by a breathtaking view on the hills and fields nearby, while the sun is shining, a gentle breeze is playing with your hair (and with your music sheets) and nobody is around (apart from a few kites up in the sky)?
And, most of all, after enjoying a ‘birthday’ pic-nic with all kinds of home-made specialities (tomato and cheese pie, spinach and cheese pie, pecorino cheese and fava beans, hulled wheat with vegetables, olives and walnuts, cous-cous with carrots, cabbage, celery and zucchini, grilled meat – some saint started the barbecue! – omelette, crostata cake with apples and pine nuts, crostata cake with black cherries and, of course, red wine).
Mount Petrano, (in the hinterland of Fano, 12 km far from Cagli and about 75 km from Pesaro) is a corner of paradise between Le Marche and Umbria. On the very (windy) top, people go to fly kites or air toy models. Some have pic-nics or park their camping vans (there are a few equipped areas for both). Some others play joyfully on their instruments.
Here are a few pictures we took yesterday.
Should you ever come to Pesaro or Fano, don’t miss mount Petrano (especially in the Springtime; as the top of the mount lacks of trees, you had better avoid going there on a hot Summer day, unless you have your own tent to provide you with a healthy shade!).