Christmas in Bagni di Lucca

Lots of fun things have been happening in Bagni di Lucca for Christmas. I am in sunny Australia now, but luckily for us Morena from Borgo degli Artisti has been taking photos of events around town.

There has been a presepe exhibition at the Circolo dei Forestieri in La Villa. Bagni di Lucca has a history of making presepe…nativity scenes.




An old mould is on display to show how the statues are made.


A couple of wonderful old paintings are included in the exhibition.


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A special presepe has been created by Fontanini, a local company still making presepe, and is in place on the balcony of Circolo dei Forestieri.




The exhibition will be on display for another couple of weeks…go upstairs at the Circolo dei Forestieri if you are in the area.

A wonderful event took place in the area in front of Circolo dei Forestieri with the making of an enormous necci.  The fires were lit.


The giant pans were put in place.



The necci batter was spread on the pan.


The top of the pan was put on and heat applied.


Soon the necci was ready to eat.




I can’t tell you how much I wish I had been there for this. I love it when the whole community gets involved.

Paula Chesterman has been busy organising a choir and with the help of enthusiastic locals, an hour of hymns and readings from the bible took place the other night.

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Mulled wine and mince pies were served afterwards…well deserved.

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The choir will meet again in March. Click here for more information.

Morena has been busy with the children of the village with a workshop on elf making. The children then designed a ‘mailart’ envelope with stamp and letters were written to Santa. The best 5 envelopes will awarded on 5th January at the theatre in La Villa.

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Thank you Morena for being roving reporter for the blog and sharing wonderful local activities with us.

11 thoughts on “Christmas in Bagni di Lucca

  1. So gorgeous. I love the faces of the little ones. And some very sophisticated looking nativity – another beautiful Italian tradition. Thank you Deb. I hope you’ve had a wonderful day under sunnier skies.

  2. Merry Christmas Morena, and thank you for the wonderful photos of Bagni Di Lucca. Yes it is a magical Tuscan hamlet. You are sweet to submit the photos. Happy New Year!

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  4. How fabulous that all looks especially the carol singers, mince pies and mulled wine, and the enormous neci. I love to sing carols but I have to take part in mob-singing rather than in a choir. Buried in a mob my hearty dud notes can pass without making people wince.

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