Umbria Blog | Christmas in Paciano and Panicale

Umbria Blog | Christmas in Paciano and Panicale

On December 8 is the yearly Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Italy. The day before in every small town or city the Italian people prepare the Christmas tree. Many activities and festivities are held around the Christmas season. The squares are transformed into a mix of lights and stalls where vendors sell their handmade gifts. Yearly I visit the Christmas markets in Assisi and Perugia, […]

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Celebrate Christmas in Assisi Umbria

Celebrate Christmas in Assisi Umbria

La Magia del Natale, the magic of Christmas, is a yearly event in Assisi. Here are some pictures to get into the Christmas atmosfere. – Post by Sylvia van der Male –

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Christmas in Castel Rigone Umbria

Christmas in Castel Rigone Umbria

It’s Christmas time! In many towns in Umbria there are cosy Christmas markets to buy souvenirs, taste local products and drink a warm glass of “vin brulè” mulled wine. Also in Castiglione del Lago, the small village where I live, the shops in the main street are filled with Christmas lights. Locals and craftsmen showcase and sell their products and local cuisine. This weekend I’ve been to the Christmas market […]

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The magic of Christmas in Assisi

The magic of Christmas in Assisi

Today December 8th, Italy celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This day is an Italian public holiday. The squares and streets transform into magical Christmas markets. A lovely start of the Christmas period. For instance at Assisi. -posted by Sylvia van der Male-

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La Befana

La Befana

On January the 6th in many countries Epiphany is celebrated. Also in Italy, but here people often call it “la Befana”. La Befana is a friendly witch who delivers sweets and presents for the good children in Italy. On the night before January the 6th, the children hang their socks near the fireplace with a glass of wine, a tangerine and an orange for the […]

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Perugia before Christmas

Perugia before Christmas

This afternoon I was in the centre of Perugia. It turned out to be the first evening with the Christmas lights on, but that was not the reason I went to town. Now I am not sure the following picture will be such excellent publicity, because we have been immersed in thick fog the whole day long. If you are thinking about visiting Umbria in […]

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