Castelvecchio travels back in Christmas time

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Twas the night before Christmas, and all through Castelvecchio (Pescia) the residents transported themselves back in time to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Lily and I are off to take some photos.
Lily and I are off to take some photos.

 

Mary-Joseph-and-Jesus
Joseph, Mary, Jesus and a cute little angel watching over them.
Cooking hot chocolate and mulled wine...how marvelous!
Cooking hot chocolate and mulled wine…how marvelous!

 

Getting ready to roast chestnuts
Getting ready to roast chestnuts

 

Me taking photos of the chestnuts roasting.
Me taking photos of the chestnuts roasting.

 

Roasting chestnuts
Roasting chestnuts

 

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Goats and hens
Goats and hens

 

Samuela-and-Silvio

 

Weaving
Weaving
Local produce
Local produce

 

My girls are intrigued with the fruit and veg
My girls are intrigued with the fruit and veg

 

Iron
Iron

 

Bella! This lady is weaving a chair seat. The finished one on the right has been sitting in her kitchen for sometime now. Brava!
Bella! This lady is weaving a chair seat. The finished one on the right has been sitting in her kitchen for sometime now. Brava!

 

Simon on the way into the cantina for some food.
Simon on the way into the cantina for some food.
Capturing the Inside of the cantina.  I never new this cave existed.
Capturing the Inside of the cantina. I never new this cave existed.

 

A g-g-ghost?
A g-g-ghost?

 

Simon's either just witnessed the birth of baby Jesus or spotted that ghost!
Simon’s either just witnessed the birth of baby Jesus or spotted that ghost!

 

Inside the cantina
Inside the cantina

 

Enjoying a meal.
Enjoying a meal.

 

Local vino
Local vino
Local vino
Local vino

 

onions-and-peppers
Onions, Peppers and Garlic.

 

The food was scrumptious
The food was scrumptious

 

Joseph & Mary visit the cantina
Joseph & Mary inside the cantina
Lily in the bedroom with beds made of straw. After a few of those mulled vinos aka rocket fuel, i have to say, they were quite comfy;-)
Lily in the bedroom with beds made of straw. After a few of those mulled vinos aka rocket fuel, i have to say, they were quite comfy;-)
Frescos
Frescos
Whatever it was, it REALLY did happen!
Whatever it was, it REALLY did happen!

 

My family spinning a few yarns.
My family spinning a few yarns.

 

Swapping the camera for a ball of wool, its now my turn for some spinning... yeaaaah!
Swapping the camera for a ball of wool, its now my turn for some spinning… yeaaaah!

 

What a fantastic and amazing effort by all residents. Bravi! I was very honored and proud that my family was part of this amazing celebration.

Susan

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