Among the things that struck us when driving through Mogliano Veneto were some signs advertising their Mediaeval Festival. This could be an opportunity for Italian mamas to pop out of their traditional bodices as their breasts heave with delight. We stumbled over this information board a little further down the road that seems to suggest a dress code for the evening.

However this could also be a warning for ladies of the night not to fight over customers, as in ‘handbags at twenty paces’. No wonder Hollywood made so many Wild West movies in the Italian countryside. We think we’ll wind up the windows and lock the doors.