Carol & John Llewellyn
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Piedmont, Italy October, 2012
Before the Donkey Race
Not only was Alba starting its annual tartufo (truffle) festival, but this was the weekend of the big donkey race. Turns out that other towns have horse races, so this must have started as something of a joke. The various districts or borgas (roads) compete in re-enactments of historical events before the big race. The winner gets bragging rights for the year as well as being disqualified from winning the next year. We stumbled upon the donkeys being led to the stadium.
donkey leading donkey with rider