Monday, December 6, 2010

Italian Religious Processions...

My God, the Italians know how to put a religious procession together. Several years ago I found myself in Florence on the feast of the Epiphany, where my buddy Joe and I ended up in the middle of a procession, complete with a canon (which the Italians fired on every street corner), people dressed in Medieval garb, marching bands, a complete Nativity scene, you name it. As further evidence that the Italians do it right, check out this video of the feast of San Clemente in Rome:

Check out a procession that Joe caught on the last trip to Rome. This was near the Piazza Navona:

Video of the Epiphany procession in Florence from January, 2005:

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