Celebration of Festa della Befana in Urbania

Every year from the 4th to 6th of January, the town of Urbania becomes a fairy tale because of La Befana -an Italian tradition celebrated on January 6th. It is believed that on this day an old woman/witch delivers goodies to children, the day of the Epiphany.

Festa della Befana in Urbania

La Befana fills the children’s socks with delicious treats and in the spirit of this activity the town of Urbania makes sure thousands of children come to see the witch. There are activities, games and workshops along with local food and wine for everyone.

La Befana in Urbania is covered by national television and is a reason where the entire area comes together! Befana can be found anywhere; hanging on the pole of the street or inside a dedicated room. I visited Befana’s home in Urbania and saw the decorations in January only a few days after the celebration. It was intriguing!

Read more here to find out about Befana and if you are interested to visit Urbania check out the website.

Festa della Befana in Urbania
Festa della Befana in Urbania
Festa della Befana in Urbania
Festa della Befana in Urbania
Festa della Befana in Urbania

8 thoughts on “Celebration of Festa della Befana in Urbania

  1. Ciao Ishita:

    I never heard of this tradition before. I also love Italy. Just came back from taking a pasta making class in Tuscany. Will be posting about it soon as I get a chance.


  2. I’d love to see this in Urbania. I have seen Rome’s La Befana parade (on the blog) and loved it. It was such fun and a great day. Even tasted sweet coal and brought a Befana to hang on our Christmas tree! It’s a nice way to extend Christmas and it coincides with my partner’s birthday!

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