Like every year, the Befana arrives in Mugello via steam train! On Monday January 6, the Befana Train is scheduled to depart from Florence Santa Maria Novella station, taking travellers to San Piero a Sieve. The historic locomotive departs in the morning at around 9am; runs along the Valdisieve and arrives in Mugello, just in time for a tasty snack and a stocking full of sweets. The return train is scheduled around 1pm.
In the afternoon the traditional local tombola (raffle) is held with prizes offered by the merchants of San Piero, an opportunity to celebrate the end of the Christmas holidays together.