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07265688 ©ANDREA MEROLA/EPA/MAXPPP VENICE 20190107 Gondolieri dressed up as 'Befane' (old women) steer their boats during a gondola regatta on the Grand Canal as part of the Befana feast celebrations on Epiphany Day, in Venice, northern Italy, 06 January 2019. In the Italian folklore, 'La Befana' is an imaginary old woman who is thought to bring gifts to children on the Epiphany Day. 'La Befana' visits all children of Italy on the eve of the Feast of the Epiphany to fill their socks with candy and presents if they were good, or a lump of coal if they were bad.