By Maryann Klucevsek
ROME, Sept. 21 - In the small central Italian town of Oriolo Romano there was something in the air this weekend besides the smell of porcini mushrooms. It was happiness.
“This town, Oriolo Romano, was designed to make its inhabitants happy,” Mayor Italo Carones told a group of John Cabot University students on Saturday afternoon. The town reflected this statement in many ways, from the smiling faces of the workers to the festival goers. You would never guess that they had a bad mushroom season.