Re-enactment of the Befana del Vigile Urbano and the Vespa Club

Rievocazione della Befana del Vigile Urbano e del Vespa Club
Rievocazione della Befana del Vigile Urbano e del Vespa Club
Palazzo Gambacorti
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The exhibition entitled "La Befana del Vigile in the '50s" will be inaugurated on Saturday 9 December at 6.30 pm, in the atrium of Palazzo Gambacorti. The exhibition will be open until Sunday, January 7, 2024.

The initiative is sponsored by the Municipality of Pisa, Municipal Police of Pisa, Vespa Club d'Italia, Vespa Club Pisa, Ape Club Italia - Pisa Section, in collaboration with the Committee of San Giusto San Marco district and with the contribution of Gianfaldoni Giocattoli, Hobby Center and Scuderia Kinzica.

It will take place instead Saturday, January 6 the "Re-enactment of the Epiphany of the Traffic Police and the Vespa Club", a tradition that dates back to the 50s when the custom of going to the stations of the Traffic Police, placed in the middle of intersections in the important points of the cities, to bring them gifts. Panettone, pandori, bottles of wine, toys, packages of pasta were the gifts deposited by simple citizens. This tradition had a double meaning: that of gratitude for the work carried out by the City Police in the city and that of solidarity with the less well-off. In the following days, in fact, a part of the gifts received by the population were donated for charitable purposes by the City Police.

This is the program for the day of Saturday, January 6:

- 9.30 am: Start of the concentration of participants and historical vehicles in Piazza XX Settembre - Lungarno Gambacorti with the "Clown Doctors" of the association Ridolina

- 10.00 am: Beginning collection of gifts and toys together with the Epiphany and the Agent in uniform of the time, to be delivered to the young patients at the health facility "Stella Maris Calambrone" and "Pediatric Oncohematology AOUP Pisa"

- 11.30 am: Parade of vintage vehicles in the city accompanied by Municipal Police agents on motorcycles. Distribution of sweets to all children in the district of Via Antoni, in the district of San Marco San Giusto.