More changes in Barga Vecchia
Premises that for many years held a hairdressing salon, remained empty when the owner retired then took on a new lease of life as the L’alcova interior design and furnishing company brought new colour and movement to Via di Borgo but that too is now this weekend coming to a close. The L’alcova interior design […]
Procession through Barga Vecchia to celebrate 6th January
there were some pretty strange looking people out and about in the streets of Barga last night
Befanotti All eyes were on the weather forecast for the evening when the Befanotti come down from the mountains for their traditional meeting and singing in Barga Vecchia …. did it happen? … and the answer was, a resounding YES … there were three main groups of Befana and Befanotti moving through the city last […]
Italy’s traditional celebration includes the tale of a witch known as La Befana who arrives on her broomstick during the night of January 5 and fills the stockings with toys and sweets for the good children and lumps of coal for the bad ones.
La Befana The Feast of the Epiphany, celebrated January 6 with a national holiday in Italy, and the tradition of La Befana are a big part of Italian Christmas celebrations. Epiphany commemorates the 12th day of Christmas when the three Wise Men arrived at the manger bearing gifts for Baby Jesus. The traditional Christmas holiday […]