Friday 21st June.
We spent a relaxing morning chilling at the villa. We Left for Citta di Castillo at 6:30pm.
We couldn’t get close to the venue due to our coach being too big so we had to make a quick decision on how we could get the piano to the venue. We tried alternative streets but we were stopped by Italian men with cigars who were remonstrating because the streets were too narrow ahead, however, they looked less menacing due to their powder pink and lemon summer shorts :-).
Parking behind the old wall of the city we walked to the Piazza with the piano. The boys had to carry it up four flights of stairs, across streets and children’s parks before eventually reaching our destination.
We made changes to our original plans of where to eat as wonderful smells from a nearby Pizzeria was calling to our hungry stomachs! We managed to get a fabulous deal, the pizzas were enormous and truly delicious.
We began rehearsals at 9 ready to perform at 10. At first we had a small audience but as we sang our programme we were stopping people in the street of all ages. Babies in prams to Grandparents. The piazza was full and had the most marvellous ambience.
As I sang O mio babbino caro the whole piazza was silent and I remember singing to all the fathers out there. Secretly wishing my Dad and my Mum were there to watch.
It was a fabulous night. The group and I received wonderful applause and comments such as ”Mamma Mia’