In honour of a very popular and one of the oldest tradition in Verona: St. Lucia's Day. The legend tells in the XIII century there was a terrible epidemic "eyes ache", especially for kids. People decided to ask for the grace of S. Lucia, with a barefoot pilgrimage up to S. Agnese Church, in the centre of the town (now Barbieri Palace). Kids didn't want to do that, so parents promised them they will receive many presents from the Saint. Kids accepted and the epidemic ended.
Still today, in the night between 12nd and 13th of December, kids wait for S. Lucia, who bring them presents riding a donkey with the faithful coachman Castaldo.
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