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The Christmas Crèche An Italian Tradition

The Christmas Crèche An Italian Tradition

This time of year, one of the traditions I love to see are the many nativity scenes that dot the landscape all over Italy. Some are fancy, some are very simple, and some are even alive! Together they are an amazingly authentic expression of the Italian holiday spirit. In Rome, at the Vatican, you can see a life-sized nativity, right in St. Peter’s Square. Another favorite is a traditional, very elaborate crèche in the Piazza Navona, which is a centerpiece of a fantastic Christmas market throughout December. In Sicily, where it’s a bit warmer during advent, you can also see live nativities, complete with real animals. Can’t make it to Italy to see these beauties this year? Try to make it to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, where they have an authentic Neapolitan Crèche on display through January 6. It’s a beautiful example of authentic Italy, right here in the US: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2014/christmas-tree

By |2019-05-03T19:53:45+00:00December 4th, 2014|Blog, Culture, Experience, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Christmas Crèche An Italian Tradition