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St Lucy Day Celebrations throughout Italy

Considered the procuress of eyes, the blind, oculists and electricians, the liturgical festival of St Lucy is celebrated on 13th December, some days before summer solstice.

St Lucy’s body, which is currently kept in the Church of San Geremia in Venice, in the past was stolen by the Byzantines in Siracusa and later was purloined by Venetians who conquered Constantinople.

St Lucy celebrations, patron saint of Siracusa, a town located in Sicily, nowadays is a recurring event that crowds many Italian squares with stalls nd stands selling sweets and typical local dishes.

In Siracusa, during a slow procession,

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Christmas events: Saint Ambrose Festival and Oh Bej, Oh Bej Fair In Milan

On Saint Ambrose festival, religious and popular event, Milan citizens go to the St. Ambrose Basilica to attend the mass for the Holy Patron Saint.

On such an occasion, every year theOh Bej, Oh Bej” fair is held in Milan streets - from 6th to 8th December – in the area near Sforza Castle.

The name of the fair was born in 1510 from the cries of children for the gifts that Pope Pius IV sent them.

The gifts, full of sweets and games, served to rekindle the enthusiasm of the religious faithful in Milan.

At the fair, visitors will find hundreds stalls where scavengers, artists, craftsmen and florists change the city with their beautiful toys, books, prints, sweets, tastes and sensations.

Reality is more exciting than fiction: 54th Festival dei Popoli in Florence

The Festival dei Popoli Association is engaged from over 50 years in the field of human sciences and aims to promote the study of social documentation.

Born in 1959, the main activity of the Association is to organize the most important international documentary film festival in Italy.

Together with the organization of the Festival, the association carries on the activity of preservation and digitalization of its archives over the organization of training activities and workshops for film-makers and

Orient Festival in Marina di Carrara, Tuscany

From October 31st to November 3rd 2013, the exhibition centre Carrara Fiere in Marina di Carrara (Tuscany), close to the seaside, will host the Orient Festival with colours, music and perfumes of far away lands.

A great event dedicated to the oriental world and all its contemporary and old traditional features: ceremonies, folklore, shows, exhibitions, health and wellness, spirituality, holistic disciplines and many other cultural activities are waiting for you.

The event is open to the public everyday from 10 am to 11 pm and the admittance fee is € 10,00.

The 5th edition of the festival will welcome

Mushroom and Chestnut Festival in Val d’Orcia: Tasting Tuscan Autumn Delicacies

On 13th, 19th and 20th October, the traditional Mushroom and Chestnut Festival will be held in the town of Vivo d’Orcia (located in the province of Siena, Tuscany) on the Amiata Mountain.

The festival will give you the chance to taste the best specialties of the area, like the famous mushrooms of Amiata Mountain, as well as the renowned chestnuts.

At the restaurant, with heated rooms, you can enjoy many special mushroom and chestnut dishes.

At the many stalls in the streets,