Today Italians celebrate la Befana, a special holiday that concludes the Christmas season.
In our stocking we found dried fruits and nuts, torrone, panettone, hot chocolate, cheese, sparkling red wine, tacos & sushi, arancini, hard liquor, many new friends, convivial meals, fireplace chatter, bingo games and the ever present tangerine at the toe.
Did you receive a trinket, candy or a lump of coal? Whatever the filling in your stocking, from all of us at Casa Mia, we wish you Buona Befana!
Eleonora Baldwin is a TV host, journalist, and culinary connoisseur based in Rome, Italy. Her writing appears in several food and travel publications. Her show “ABCheese” is broadcast on Italian food network Gambero Rosso. She loves guiding culturally curious, food-passionate travellers seeking experiences in Italy beyond the guidebook.