Postcard pretty

A couple of posts back I showed you some photos of Montefegatesi. A friend sent me a photo of a postcard of the village covered in snow. I don’t know when it was taken but Montefegatesi looks great with a white blanket.

Montefegatesi

 

I don’t think it will be a white Christmas in Montefegatesi this year. Merry Christmas anyway and have a wonderful 2017.

Santas out walking

I am sorry I wasn’t around to see the walk of the Santas around Bagni di Lucca on Sunday. It looked like great fun. Valerio Ceccarelli was there and took these photos. Here is the group in front of Villa Buonvisi before the walk.

Santa in BdL

…getting ready to go.

…and they are off.

Santas BdL

After a brisk walk the Santas arrived in Fornoli where the Festa delle Briciole was underway. See Francis Pettitt’s post here for more on this event.

Santas BdL

Santas BdL

SantasBdL

Santas BdL

The weather cooperated. It was fine and sunny, if a little cold. Well done Santas!

 

Presepe in Pieve di Monti di Villa

The living nativity in Pieve di Monti di Villa was a great success. Lots of people attended and got into the spirit of things. I was unable to attend as I am currently in Australia, but luckily my friends Teri and Charlotte were there and took some photos.

Presepe Pieve Monti di Villa

Valerio Ceccarelli also captured the event.

Presepe di Monti di Villa

Presepe Pieve di Monti di Villa

Presepe Pieve di Monti di Villa

Presepe Pieve di Monti di VillaPresepe Pieve di Monti di VillaPresepe Pieve di Monti di VillaPresepe Pieve di Monti di VillaIt is wonderful to see so many people take part and to see a crowd of people enjoying the event. These local festivals are a delightful part of life in the villages of Bagni di Lucca…long may they continue.