We were invited to participate in a madonnari festival in Follina, Italy.
Follina is an amazing village north of Venice. We were housed in a 13th Century building turned into a hostel that contained remnants of ancient frescoes, a courtyard and great views of the mountains.
We picked a challenging piece, Caravaggio’s “Paul on the Road to Damascus”. The night before the festival there was a hail storm, leaving about 2 inches of hail on the road.
Luckily, it was gone by Saturday but Sounds it rained all day. Most of worked late into Saturday night to complete our pieces.
The town, the people and the experience was a once in a lifetime.