Babbo Natale

This year in Bagni di Lucca a wonderful team has created La Casa Di Babbo Natale in Villa Web, the villa famous for its part time resident, Lord Byron. My friend Paola kindly visited to take some photos so that we can all see Santa’s house.

Walk up from La Villa, past the Terme, and up to Villa Web.

La Villa

Babbo Natale

Villa Web

Open the front door…

Villa Web

Villa Web

Santa was out, probably discussing travel arrangements with his helpers and getting the toys sorted. His chair was waiting for his return.

Babbo Natale

Santa’s green helpers were on hand to show Paola around.

Babbo NataleBabbo Natale

Babbo Natale

Santa’s bedroom looked comfortable and inviting. He needs his rest before the big day.

Babbo Natale

The fire was alight, waiting for Santa’s return.

Babbo Natale

The kitchen is looking festive and the table is set ready for Christmas.

Babbo Natale

Babbo Natale

There is a desk where children can sit to write letters to Santa. Several years ago we visited Santa’s home in Finland where we saw the post office where their letters arrive. There are more letters from Italian children than from other countries.

Babbo Natale

Babbo Natale

Paola took a look a Santa’s list. I’m sure our names will be on it.

Babbo Natale

Well done to all those who set up Casa di Babbo Natale! Thank you Paola for sharing it with us.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and an excellent 2018.

11 thoughts on “Babbo Natale

  1. A great initiative! Villa Webb, as it is known since 1820, when John Webb purchased it, but it was built in 1570 by the Buonvisi family, a lineage of rich bankers and merchants and was one of the great homes which were built in that area of La Villa http://www.bagnidiluccaterme.info/en/argomento/Paesi-di-Bagni-di-Lucca/La-Villa-Capoluogo.html
    Over the centuries it has hosted many important people. Nowadays, it belongs to Council, but the Vicaria Val Della Lima, an association which promotes crossbow competitions and historical recreations and I am certain that they have played an important role in this event.
    It was a lovely idea and I am sure that children were thrilled by it. Congratulations!

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