A BENEFIT MATCH FOR CANCER RESEARCH
It's become a regular date on the social calendar, a picnic lunch and an exhibition polo match near the city of Pisa in what is one of the great centers of Italian equestrianism.
Here's Kristina Gavazzi chatting with Alessandra Nicolini. Everyone was given a blue ribbon just for attending!
Gil, at the stables of Tenuta Isola, where mostly trotters are raised. But there's also quite a lot of polo here as well.
This is the Club House, about to be inspected by Clare Mahon preceeded by her companion, Pietro Calvi di Bergolo.
The picnic was held beside one of several man-made lakes on the estate. We were each given a basket with a checkered table cloth to sit on, and in the basket was a selection of local dishes, a half bottle of wine and fresh strawberries.
The ladies were asked to wear hats that would be judged and a prize for the best hat was given. Above are Chiara Manfredi, Sandra Fontana, Elisabetta Giannini (wife of Giancarlo, the actor from Swept Away), Mariolina Solaroli and oops, give me a minute.
The rush to see the match!
Mariolina in the winning hat (her own creation, of course)!
The Red Cross participated, naturally!