In Italy the Christmas season officially ended yesterday, with the Feast of the Epiphany: another national holiday. Good kids woke to a some more small gifts, bad kids to coal, all left by La Befana, the generous witch with a real love of housekeeping. Even in the course of her far-flung gift-dispensing rounds she's been known to tidy up some of the houses she visits. Though, alas, not ours.
It was, for the most part, another bright blue day here, perfect weather for the strolling that many families did on the holiday, and for a last visit to Luna Park on the Riva dei Sette Martiri before school began again today.