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La Befana and Befanotti in Barga

La Befana and Befanotti in Barga

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 […]

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La Befana and Befanotti out and about in Barga

La Befana and Befanotti out and about in Barga

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 […]

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La Befana and Befanotti

La Befana and Befanotti

there were some pretty strange looking people out and about in the streets of Barga last night

Befanotti It was a bitterly cold wind all day coming down from the snow covered mountains to the North of the city and so 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 …. would it happen? […]

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La Befana and Befanotti

La Befana and Befanotti

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 […]

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Befana and Befanotti

Befana and Befanotti

there were some pretty strange looking people out and about in the streets of Barga last night

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 […]

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Befanotti play right through the city

Befanotti play right through the city

The narrow streets of Barga Vecchia this evening were full of shuffling, scruffy, well aged and generally dirty looking specimens of humanity and all where having a singularly wonderful time – the Befana and her Befanotti were celebrating. Nobody is really sure of how or when this tradition started but for generations on the evening […]

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Coreglia: al via domenica il calendario delle manifestazioni natalizie

Coreglia: al via domenica il calendario delle manifestazioni natalizie

Con la Fiera Natalizia, organizzata dal Centro Commerciale Naturale, che si terrà, a Ghivizzano, domenica si apre il ricco calendario delle manifestazioni natalizie patrocinate e sostenute dal calendario del Comune di Coreglia Antelminelli. Il 7 dicembre nel capoluogo si terrà un Serata di intrattenimento. Per il giorno di Santa Lucia, come è ormai tradizione da […]

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La Befana and the Befanotti back in Barga

La Befana and the Befanotti back in Barga

Well as we have already said in an earlier article, the weather once again made itself felt as the Befana unfortunately arrived in Barga in a mixture of rain clouds, mist, fog and drizzle. None of which changed anything really as the Befana gave out presents to the many children who turned up in Barga […]

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Befana and the Befanotti take to the streets

During the day the Befana is there for the children but as dusk falls then the big boys come out to play  – the Befanotti take to the streets. The piazzas of Barga Vecchia this evening were full of shuffling, scruffy, well aged and generally dirty looking specimens of humanity and all were having a […]

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La Befana and the Befanotti

Well as we have already said in an earlier article, the weather once again made itself felt as the Befana unfortunately arrived in Barga in a mixture of rain clouds, mist, fog and drizzle.  All in all, not very joyous occasion but the organisers of the event deftly changed foot, change direction and moved the […]