Nativity Scene

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by Silvia Donati | Fri, 12/06/2019 - 00:00
[Candelo, Piedmont.] Get into the holiday spirit when you visit these Italian villages where Christmas is celebrated with special events. Candelo (Piedmont)…
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by Silvia Donati | Thu, 12/03/2015 - 23:00
If you’re having a hard time feeling the spirit of the holidays this year, or, you’re not and can’t get enough of it, head to one of these three charming towns…
Travel
by Katia Amore | Mon, 12/22/2014 - 03:35
During Christmastime in Italy, you are bound to come across presepi in homes, churches and piazzas all over the country. Presepe, which literally translates…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 12/09/2014 - 08:57
The art of the presepe napoletano (Neapolitan Nativity Scene) is a beloved tradition that goes back centuries. Traditionally, it is the representation of the…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 12/03/2014 - 03:21
Hailed as "the only floating Nativity Scene in the world", the presepe in the small fishing village of Cesenatico in Emilia-Romagna is an annual tradition…
Culture
by Barry Lillie | Thu, 12/26/2013 - 04:00
Santo Stefano in a painting by Giotto. December 26th is il giorno di Santo Stefano (Saint Stephen's day) and an important day in the Italian calendar.…
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by Silvia Donati | Mon, 12/16/2013 - 09:16
As Nelson Mandela is laid to rest in his home village of Qunu in South Africa, many people around the world are paying him tribute. In Naples, two local…
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by Anonymous (not verified) | Sat, 12/07/2013 - 04:00
St. Peter's Square is ready for Christmas: the Christmas tree and nativity scene have been set up on the square, like every year. The tree that stands on the…
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by Carol King | Tue, 12/25/2012 - 05:58
The Vatican has cut the cost of the traditional nativity scene mounted every Christmas in St Peter’s Square to €21,800.The remaining €90,000 cost has been…
Culture
by Carol King | Mon, 12/24/2012 - 09:58
Nativity scenes are popular in Italy and beyond, but the custom of holding a ‘presepe vivente’ (living crib), whereby people dress up as Mary, Jesus, the Three…