Christmas cribs and nativity scenes in Orvieto 2008 - 2009

Pubblicato il 30 December 2009

The main focus of Christmas decorations in Italy is the presepe, nativity scene or crib. Nearly every church will have a presepe and they are also found outdoors, in a square or other public areas. Displays often go beyond the nativity scene and may even include a representation of the entire village or a part of the town. Presepe are usually set up for about a month, starting around 8th December, the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception.
 
Many people set up a small Christmas crib in their home, garden or garage and collect nativity figures over the years.  Although the presepe is usually set up before Christmas, the baby Jesus is added to the nativity on Christmas Eve.
 
Take a tour of the cribs on display around Orvieto at Christmas time 2008/9 Share/Save/Bookmark