Tag Archive: Francavilla Fontana

Symbolic, Historic and Steeped in Tradition: The Holy Processions of Francavilla Fontana.

One of the most important dates in the Catholic calendar is almost upon us, and in Francavilla Fontana, the rites of the Holy Week are not only symbolic, historic and steeped in tradition,… Continue reading

La Befana – An Italian Tradition celebrating Epiphany

The Italian equivalent of Santa Claus is Babbo Natale. But , the true giver of gifts in Italy is La Befana. La Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to deserving girls… Continue reading

Puglian Christmas Markets and Festivies 2014

Christmas Markets Martina Franca – The Village of Santa 6th December ’til 6th January 2015. All the lights, sounds and tastes of Christmas, wrapped in the beautiful Baroque City: Christmas market, ice rink,… Continue reading