Christmas in Umbria

Christmas traditions in Umbria

Christmas traditions in Umbria

As every year and everywhere in the world also in Umbria the preparations for Christmas are on their way. There are many Christmas initiatives, markets, nativity scenes inside and outside. In Gubbio the largest Christmas tree in the world has been lit again. Many...

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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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