Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

 NEWSLETTER # 131 - November17th, 2010

  Christmas market in Roma

Christmas market in Bologna

Bologna - November 20th, 2010 - January 10th, 2011

Not everybody knows that the city of Bologna can boast a tradition of cribs as old as the one of Naples. The characters of the crib are molded or carved in materials such as terracotta, wood, papier mache or plaster, with no use of stuff to complete their dresses. Two characters are particularly representative of the Bolognese crib: the Wonder, a female character, caught in awe in front of Jesus’ birth, and her opposite character, the Sleeper, a male statue represented in the act of sleeping, regardless of the Event.


   Christmas market in Napoli


   Christmas market in Bolzano

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