Each part of the city is broken down into a different color. During the week, the shop owners dress all the store windows with their district color, and the mannequins in togas. All the restaurants create menus in Latin with Roman dishes. Since we're in the district near the sea we were blue and "Delfino" (the dolphins). On the weekend, the town holds a variety of events such as a Gladiator fight, a chariot race and big Roman dinner.
We were also fortunate enough to have our friends from London, Katherine and Rob book a mini vacation to Fano that very weekend. Since we had such a big group, we decided to have a big group dinner in the piazza and watch the parade of each quarter march through the city.
Here are a few photos from the event. If you want to see the rest of the photos, click here and more videos including our big cenone, click here
Many groups had wagons in the parade filled with food. The silver bag on the left is covering a huge vat of wine that they all drank from while they were waiting to walk. And yes, that is a huge roasted pig on a carving table.
Below is video of the burgundy group waiting for the parade to start. In true Italian fashion, they chant about soccer but, I'll let you figure out what exactly they're saying!