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January
 

…….it's the middle of Winter: hot chestnuts and fresh ricotta, piping hot cappuccino and acquacotta. And bright blazing bonfires in honour of St. Antonio Abate on 17th January and the charming benediction of animals in various towns, such as Canino, Monte Romano, Tuscania and Allumiere.
At the very beginning of the year, though, Italy's still in festive mood: Twelfth Night (Ephiphany - 6th January) is the day of "La Befana". Watch out for brightly lit market stalls selling sweets and "coal".


St. Antonio Abate
Allumiere
After the Holy Mass, fritters, rice cakes and chestnuts are freely distributed to all. Masked figures and games, allegorical floats and the blessing of the animals (pets and farmyard beasts) in the main square.
To end the day, a horse race through the streets: "cavalli mal fantino".

St. Anthony the Abbot: who was he?

 
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