First visit to Este
The lovely town of Este is twinned with Leek and Leek Morris took the wonderful opportunity to join others from our town, in a visit to celebrate their Eurofest weekend.
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Friday morning saw us all meeting at the Hotel Beatrice, (spot the new member! ), walking through the castle grounds and dancing, first, outside the Tourist Office and then in the Piazza Maggiore.

We were invited to lunch at the Patronato SS Redentore. 
Time for a relax beside the fountain, in the courtyard, watching the terrapins bask in the lovely warm sun. 
The frontage of the Patronato SS Redentore.

     Dancing in the Piazza Maggiore.

Views of Este

A Friday evening dance by the Union Jack.

Dancing and playing for our supper at    The Patronato SS Redentore.

The official welcome of the Mayor of Este.

 Large Saturday Market.  
Time for a bit of shopping!

 Party time for Leek Morris at
The Barchessa Di Vigna Contarena.

On Sunday morning we were invited to the grounds of
The Villa Benvenuti which are run by the Este scout group.
Wine, salami and breadsticks were on offer at the top of the hill.  

Our next treat was a coach ride into the beautiful Euganean hills, where we visited the wine cellars of
The Monte Fasolo farm.
More wine, salami and breadsticks!!

Some of us even managed a "pumpkin" lunch!

On Sunday evening, we attended
the closing ceremony of the Eurofest.

Others were "headless"!!

The wine from the Euganean hills was excellent ...............
and the dancing was pretty good too!!!

Leek Morris with the Mayor of Este, Dr. Roberta Gallana.

Our final day was a trip to Venice on the train.

And we'll be back there in September 2018.



And here we are -
LEEK MORRIS dances in ESTE again. 



Dancing and socialising.

A visit to Verona



Ponte di Castelvecchio

The Roman Amphitheatre in Verona.

Descending the steps - Leek Morris style !! 

Pumpkin festival on the Sunday and a meal of
Pumpkin lasagna or risotto too !

The largest pumpkin !

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​Three little boys gazing into the sweet shop window !

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Visiting a cemetery in Calaone

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Ready for home !

(Above and below photos)
The Barchessa - our home for the week.