Merry Christmas from Bagni di Lucca

Christmas is a lovely time to be in Bagni di Lucca. Christmas lights appear, panettone is eaten and little festivals happen.

One of the most delightful of these is the Presepi Viventi…Living Nativity. This year Granaiola was turned into a living nativity scene. It was a cold afternoon but everyone kept warm with wine, crepes and roasted chestnuts.

Visitors walked through the village to witness displays of traditonal crafts, food and entertainment. It is wonderful to see everyone take part.

Here are some photos kindly forwarded by my friend Belinda.

Presepi Viventi Granaiola

Presepi Viventi Granaiola

Presepi Viventi Granaiola

Presepi Viventi Granaiola


Presepi Viventi Granaiola

Presepi Viventi Granaiola

Presepi Viventi Granaiola

Presepi Viventi Granaiola

Presepi Viventi Granaiola

I hope you all have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS.

21 thoughts on “Merry Christmas from Bagni di Lucca

  1. Hi Debra,
    You have no idea how much Gina and I enjoy your blogs, particularly the ones on bella bagni di Luca as it was my birthplace. We actually met you in October 2013 as we were living in via Seraglia.
    We hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas whether your eating mangoes and cherries or necci and castagne.
    Thank you again, Marco.

    • Thank you for your kind words. I love Bagni di Lucca and am happy to share it with the world. I remember meeting you and hope you come back one day. This Christmas I will be eating mangoes…and they are very good this year.

  2. These traditions are part of the huge social and cultural heritage that Bagni di Lucca and its region offers us. This is also the reason why we love it so much.
    All the way from San Francisco, we send you our love and very best wishes for Christmas and 2015… When we will meet again for coffee at “Il Monaco”…

  3. We’ll be eating plenty of Panettone, but won’t be in Italy unfortunately. Next year we plan to come to the Lucca region, and really can’t wait. Despite having plenty of Italian friends here in the UK, we’ve never been – the longing builds. Great blog, and have happily been reading posts about this amazing area. Thank you and Merry Christmas

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