Christmas Magic in Umbria

Christmas Magic in Umbria

Christmas magic in Umbria: a festive wonderland In the heart of Italy, Umbria transforms into a magical wonderland during the Christmas season. Picturesque towns and villages, such as Gubbio and Castiglione del Lago, spare no effort to claim their spots as the most...

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Nativity scenes in Umbria

Nativity scenes in Umbria

Nativity scenes in Umbria represent an important Christian tradition. In fact, not everyone knows that the first nativity scene, made in Greccio in 1223 (near Rieti), was the work of Saint Francis of Assisi. Hence why during the holiday season, in the historical...

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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...

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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...

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