The elderly lady above, who somehow came down our chimney last night, is sitting nice and comfortably in front of our fireplace today. She is known in Italy as "La Befana". Every year on 6th January she appears in houses all over the country delivering gifts to good children and pieces of coal to naughty ones. Here is a link to the history of La Befana in Italy. January 6th is also the Feast of the Epiphany.
Photo taken by lljb