We don’t need to go back dozens and dozens of years to answer this question, as the habits of the children have changed so rapidly that even my childhood’s toys differ from the ones from today. Isabelle, my Dutch fellow blogger, has discovered a beautiful museum that can help us in answering this question: Museogiocando..
Last year we introduced you to the magic world of presepe, may it be made by wooden figures or live. We talked about it in this post: https://www.eccolemarche.eu/blog/2018/12/27/the-art-of-presepe-in-jesi-the-special-tribute-to-le-marche/ The peculiarity in Italy, and in le Marche, is that the nativity scene is not only displayed in private homes, but also as a live play in..
Some time ago, we started to introduce 2 of the 9 “Castles” of Arcevia, Caudino and Nidastore. Since Christmas season has already started, we would like to talk about another of these “castles”: Castiglioni. This hamlet gives, indeed, its best with “Presepe dei Presepi” festivals; a display of nativity scenes all around the old village…
Have you ever met la Befana? Well, neither have I, but I’ve always prepared a very delicious breakfast for her since I was a little girl. The legend of la Befana goes back in time, and is closely related to the story of the Three Kings, who come every year on the 6th January to..
Christmas in Italy is always a bit of a battle. There are the panettone vs. pandoro teams, and the albero vs. presepe ones. Whereas I have not made my mind on the first struggle yet, I was born in a family where the presepe has always been (and will always be) the only and one..
Every important tradition in Le Marche has its special meal associated. And here’s the Christmas one! This is more than typical, as it is only baked in a small area around Apiro and Cingoli: cavallucci. This name means small horses in Italian, but, to be honest, I can hardly see the resemblance of a horse..