Every year our village holds a party to commemorate the end of the summer and the beginning of the fall. Sant'Angelo in Colle is a small village south of Montalcino. Things have remained the same here for as long as I can remember and we like our life the way it is very much. In the photo is the Giuseppe Verdi "banda" and the concert took place in the main square of the village, just a few doors from where I live with my family.
Following the Holy Mass and the concert, we all ate dinner together in the main square. Many of the people who live in our village work with us at Il Poggione and the "End of Summer Party" is a wonderful way for us to celebrate the many things that we have to be grateful for.
Here is a description of Sant'Angelo by the writer Fabio Pellegrino in 1989:
"In Sant'Angelo there is always a great silence, broken only by the sound of Church bells. Below the village, you can barely hear the men at work. They call out to each other and their saws ring out and every so often you can hear their dogs bark as they tire themselves out chasing after boar. Life seems easier and less tough when seen from Sant'Angelo in Colle".
The description is taken from a wonderful book entitled "Hiking Trips from the Crete Senesi to Montalcino to the Orcia River Valley".
We love our lands and our life here in Sant'Angelo.