The Befana comes at night...
On the 6th of January, if you wish to meet the Befana, come to Barga where the little old lady lives in a small wooden house near Pegnana, she will be there and glad to see you. There will be sweets, candy and gifts for the children, prepared by the friends of the Association
"Because the Tradition May Live On - the Befana" and her farmyard animals for a magical afternoon.
The Epiphany, according to tradition, will begin with a visit from the
Befana to Barga when she will come to the town in the afternoon of 5 January. From 2.00 p.m. on Saturday, musicians and groups of people dressed up as Befane will go through the streets of the city singing the traditional songs and around 4:00 p.m. the Befana, surrounded by children dressed as befanine and befanottin, will reach the historic center where she will distribute gifts and hugs to all.
With nightfall, when the children are snuggled in bed awaiting more gifts for the morning of the next day, the festivities will turn into a"Befana Party" for the older ones who will continue to sing gathered around the bonfire in piazza Angelio.
For more information: the City of Barga (0583-72471) or the Association "Because the Tradition May Live On" (0583-724090)