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The Befana comes by night…

With Christmas and New Years Eve behind us, the holiday season is coming to its end. Here in Italy the final kick comes from an old woman who delivers gifts to children on Epiphany Eve flying through the skies on … Continua a leggere

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The World’s Largest Christmas Stocking 2011

On January 5th, 2011, the Italian volunteer emergency services organisation Pubblica Assistenza of Carrara, in Tuscany, and its various branches produced the largest Christmas stocking. It measured 51 m and 35 cm (168 ft, 5.65 in) in length and 21 … Continua a leggere

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Bagni di Lucca celebrates its Epiphany… with polenta

The thermal town of Bagni di Lucca was known for its springs since the Etruscan and Roman Ages. It later became the summer residence of Napoleon’s court and with the French occupation reached its maximum splendour. It was during this … Continua a leggere

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