San Nicola and Santa Claus, in rhyming couplets, by Daniela Domenici

from san Nicola to Santa Claus

from Bari to Rovaniemi, his house

from Apulia to Lapland

from Italy’s heel to Finland…

…to fill the gender gap question

I have an unexpected suggestion:

make Santa Claus become a smiling woman

travelling in a comfortable way

and enjoys ringing the bells in her sleigh

and make Befana become an ugly man

experiencing the discomfort of a broom

which is far from being a warm room…