This years new years was somewhat different to previous festivities for my family. We were given the option by Marla and Fabrizzio to go with them to a local “party” where there would be lots of dancing and a buffet at midnight. They didn't mention that there would be next to nobody there under the age of 50, the first drink of the night is generally a glass of bubbly to welcome in the new year (aka midnight) and all of the dances would be structured folk dances that we wouldn't have a hope of joining in! Having said that it was a very interesting night with traditional music played by a local band and lots of 'people watching' on our part. My brothers girlfriend was picked out by a friend of Fabrizzio and dragged onto the dance floor, explaining in rapid italian how to do the dance! She did really well considering she speaks very little Italian... we were all just glad it was her and not us!! Thanks for taking one for the team!!