2008 News Archive - Holidays - Spare Cribs

19 11 2007

Those who like to see a good nativity scene around Christmas could be in for something of a treat between late November and early January as Rome hosts its 100 Nativity Scenes exhibition.

Staged in the Piazza del Popolo, the event features the work of highly-skilled artists whose recreations of the nativity embrace styles that date back to the 17th and 18th centuries.

With the display taking place from November 23rd to January 6th, visitors can enjoy it while spending Christmas and / or New Year in the eternal city.

This means that in addition to the seasonal festivities, a wide range of sights and activities can be enjoyed, from the Vatican to the Coliseum, while also sampling the many delights of Italian cuisine and wines.

Rome also enjoys mild winters due to its southerly latitudes, thus offering no chance of a white Christmas for those who would rather feel a bit warmer.

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