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.

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

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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.

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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.

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The giant pans were put in place.

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The necci batter was spread on the pan.

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

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Soon the necci was ready to eat.

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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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