Our social affairs correspondent writes:
On Saturday, in the Teatro Rossini of Lugo, near Bologna, the Baroque director Rinaldo Alessandrini married Massimiliano Marsili, an IT specialist.
The marriage, celebrated by Mayor Davide Ranalli, took place during the Purtimiro baroque music festival, of which Alessandrini is music director.
Not many marriages are solemnised on a Monteverdi set in an 18th century theatre.
The ceremony was private, for family, colleagues and friends.
(Rinaldo Alessandrini is third from left in the picture.)