Living in Florence: Just another day in the neighborhood

Rob and I were walking back from a little date day this weekend when we happened upon a parade of folks in Renaissance garb -- which, surprisingly, isn't all that rare here in Florence.

It took some serious internet sleuthing to figure out what the parade was for: Campionato di tiro con la balestra a braccio. I'll save you a trip to Google Translate...it's a crossbow competition. I'm pretty sure if we had known that at the time Rob would have insisted on following the parade and watching.