Tuesday, July 17, 2012

And you thought the Scots were nuts

Italian bagpipes.

It's something that you learn pretty fast when you move here. Italians are all nuts. Dotty. Bonkers.

But in a really fun way.

This is the annual bagpipe festival in Scapoli, in the heart of my very most favourite Italian region, Molise, an almost unknown little place a paltry hour's ride south from Rome.

I think Molise is where they invented fun.

Yes, you can escape. 9 Euros on the train from Termini and you will find yourself taken back in time, or alternately, transported to one of the very few places left in the world where They can't get you.