I have posted on the pictureseque town of Montisi on several occasions. Here, Again Here, and another Traveling Tuesday Here
It is a Tuscan hill town where we have stayed on Many occasions . . . we still go every year for our art lessons.
This trip to Montisi was a moment of Serindipity ~
The sunday we went was the day of the Infiorata. The whole town was preparing for the Processione del Corpus Domini ~ the holy procession commemorating the blood of Christ.
The streets are lined with petals of flowers . . . some in artistic patterns.
The town's people are all on their doorsteps . . . unless they are in the parade. The Priest preceds the the Eucharist (which represents the blood of christ) under a baldachin (a portable golden canopy).
I loved knowing that I was a part of this procession that dates back to the 1500's
The whole down was decorated with flowers . . . for the time of the procession.
As quickly as the petals appeared, they were swept up. . .
The girls who were in their painting class missed the whole thing.
I am also joining Our World Tuesday
Y'all enjoy the ride~