Christmas in Italy: In Time for the Epiphany, The Legend of La Befana (Free Italy Travel Advice)

“There is no Santa Claus in Italy,” my Nana told me when I was a kid. Nana said she had to wait until January 6, The Feast of the Epiphany, to get gifts. The presents came from an old crone with a hairy mole on her chin who rode around on a broom. She was called La Befana.

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