Festa del Borgo at Petroio: a hot, sunny day filled with emotion and happiness and lots of festive people from Quercegrossa and surroundings.
It’s always a wonderful party and always proceeded by a long and careful preparation for the abundant food and drinks offered to guests. Diana in charge of the organization executed by Pamela, Gian Luigi and lots of faithful family members and friends.
The Festa started, as always, with the Holy Mass celebrated in the Church of San Michele Archangel, the once Parish church of Quercegrossa restored by the Lenzi family in 2002.
Following the mass the fields and farm are blessed to assure good health and crops.
Since the restoration in 2002 the family has been happy to renew the old traditions and open the church to many people who grew up at Petroio and for many years attended Mass here.
And after the spiritual comes the libation with Tuscan tapenades, cold cuts, local cheese, and homemade desserts accompanied generously by our Wonderful Chianti Classico 2011, offered to all the locals who wanted to pass a warm, friendly afternoon in the country. The afternoon continued with Professor Gian Luigi grilling sausages and ribs assisted by family and friends in an effort to keep the locals a bay until the meat was cooked!
And then everyone danced, from 10 to 90 no one was excluded and Gian Luigi and Pamela joined in to add to the already happy dancing crowd. The dancing is always a good way to help a few acquired calories disappear and the local orchestra and music by Borgogni always provide a variety of music and songs from folk to pop and even some traditional Sienese chants!
All marvelously framed within the scenic Borg of Petroio and the surrounding Chianti countryside of Castelnuovo Beradenga.
The following video provides evidence of the Borgogni making the atmosphere merry and festive!