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La Befana

January 5 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


La Befana, an old witch dressed in rags flying in the sky on her broom, brings sweets and presents to all the good children and coal to those who have been bad.

Once again this year the popular committee of Piazza San Francesco in collaboration with the firefighters of Lucca and the Coop of Sant’Anna is organizing the traditional Befana Festival which has been taking place without interruption for 27 years. The initiative is supported by the contribution of the Municipality of Lucca and is included in the Lucca Magico Natale calendar in the Fabbrica del Natale events – ex comics museum.

The Befana, given last year’s success, will return with a route on the urban walls ; Thursday (January 5) at 2.30 pm our beloved old lady, aboard a vehicle made available to the firefighters, will leave the Casa Del Boia and in a clockwise direction, will travel along the walls and then get off at the Tabacco Factory and go to the Ex Museum of Comics where he will meet the girls and boys around 4.30pm

At 17:00 starts from Portone de’Borghi in Via Fillungo, the usual parade in honour of the Befana of the Baluardo group. Following the cart will be presented some traditional befanata and at the end, at around 19:00, in piazza Cittadella there will be the presentation of the befanata that won last year “Oh Befana go ahead”.
At 18:00 the Befana degli Amici will tour the countries of Achilea, Mastiano and Gugliano, with stops at the most significant points for the chants of questua.
At 18:30 La Befana visits the children of Sant’Angelo village in Campo singing songs accompanied by guitars and accordions.
Friday, January 6th
At 15:30 the Befana degli Amici will take a tour of the countries of Aquilea, Mastiano and Gugliano will go down to the city to visit the Christmas factory with songs and candy and then for the parade that goes through the streets of the historic center.





January 5
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Comune of Lucca
0583 442383
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