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Which toys did Santa Clause bring in the past?

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..

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The Nativity Scene representation, live in Precicchie

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..

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Castelli di Arcevia. Part 2: Castiglioni

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…

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The Picentes: a display in Numana’s Antiquarium

Thirty years ago, the grave of a rich Picen lady was discovered in Sirolo, possibly a princess or queen of this people: the excavated objects must have been of inestimable value at that time: a coach with seats for two, many jewels of glass beads, shells, and bronze glasses and a whole harness. The woman..

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