From 7 December to 12 January
A great tradition is that of the 100 Nativity Scenes in Rome that continues to enchant young and old, transmitted over the years by the ingenious dexterity of the artists who use materials of all kinds to create the works of art on show.
The cribs on show, which are completely renewed every year, come from almost all the Italian regions and from many foreign countries. The nativity scenes of the Neapolitan era round 1700 are of great importance. The artifacts exceed by far the number that gave the name to the famous art exhibition founded in 1976 from an idea by Manlio Menaglia to reaffirm a typically Italian tradition that risked, in those years, to be replaced by the trend of the Christmas tree which is not part of our culture.
SALA SAN PIO X. Via dell’Ospedale, 1. Admission: free, every day 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (admission allowed up to an hour before closing). For information: Tel. 0669869500.