Madonnari festival in Ruvo Di Puglia | Madonnari, chalk art

Last week we were in Ruvo Di Puglia, near Bari, on the other coast of Italy from Rome and Naples. We were there for the first annual Internationale Concorso di Madonnari.

The theme was ” Mary in the modern age” and I decided on an old cover of The Saturday Evening Post to add a flair of Americana to an Italian festival. While not modern, it does update the idea of Mary to another iconic, stylistic era.

The festival was quick. We arrived in the afternoon, had lunch, chalked till about 8pm, woke up early, finished by 5pm amd were on the 7pm bus to Naples. Quick but fun.

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