.....The BiKeWriTer

Pirgo: A step back in time

A day at Pirgo was a wonderful experience. Arrived by steam train. Visiting Central Hall where people danced in the evening surrounded by the aroma of fried donuts and freshly baked bread.

People strolled the piers. Soldiers snapped to salute while elegant women sought shelter from the sun under their umbrellas.

Pirgo attracted famous visitors; among them a convalescent Italian general Garibaldi and the charming, Italian opera soprano, Lina Cavalieri.

During summer, the best local families would be dancing under the moon.

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