Scrabbling about for sweeties thrown by a feisty witch, walking around the village behind a big bass drum, dancing to polka, eating sausage pizza accompanied by soft fruity wines is just part of the experience of celebrating La Befana in our village in Abruzzo
Sicily’s tale of Nicola di Messina nicknamed Colapesce boasts at least 18 officially recognised re-versions or reboots featuring the brave marine boy who rescued the island
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Just in case you didn’t have the good fortune to be born in Abruzzo & be raised by your grandmother, here’s some of the folklore surrounding the end of winter