2017 Christmas in Naples and Campania: the most evocative living nativity scenes among ancient crafts, popular traditions and local food and wine!
The Christmas season brings with it many events, and this year too in Naples and in Campania a rich program of appointments for the Christmas . Among these stand out i living nativity scenes, set up as real works of art with costumed people and scenes of everyday life.
Moments not to be missed, especially for those who love tradition and atmosphere of this time of the year. In some countries it will be possible to attend re-enactments of ancient crafts and of domestic life, while in others there will be different forms of entertainment.
Ad agerolafor example, a tasting menu with i will be proposed food and wine products locals. TO Torre Annunziata the nativity will have a crib of three floors to frame, and the event will be accompanied by folk music. Furthermore, in various municipalities, there will also be room for creativity with i craft markets where to find unique Christmas gifts.
Below we advise you best living nativity scenes of our region.
Cribs in Naples and the province
In the neighborhood of Fuorigrotta there will be the suggestive Presepe sul Presepe, scenographic set-up curated by expert Neapolitan teachers and by volunteers linked to the parish of Sant'Ignazio. Visitors will be accompanied to visit the crib in small groups, to discover ancient shops and craftsmen.
Living Nativity of the Magdalene
In the area between Forcella and Piazza Garibaldi returns the Living Nativity of La Maddalena, "'Na Luce dint'â Matalèna " with many costumed figures and the music of the Choir of the Basilica del Carmine Maggiore and the Don Bosco Music Band. It will be a way to give life to the areas that usually rise to the headlines of the news for negative news, while they are full of joy and positivity.
In the town of Lettere, the imposing medieval castle hosts a great event for 2017 Christmas. The living crib, cared for in every detail, will be just one of the many attractions, including the gastronomy and crafts market, the Santa Claus Village and the tastings of new wine.
The parish of San Martino Vescovo, in the hamlet of Campora, hosts the living nativity scene in the streets of the historic village. The over two hundred figures will give the visitor the impression of making a real leap back in time. Admission is free, but who wants, with a free offer, can taste the traditional local dishes.
In Torre Annunziata comes back O Pazzariello, who from the 1998 proposes the Neapolitan Living Folkloric Crib. In the scenography that recalls the end of the '700, the shepherds in period costumes recite and sing pieces of the popular repertoire, moving on the three floors of the crib. The proceeds will go to charity, in support of two African villages with which the Sanctuary of the Holy Spirit is twinned.
Cribs in Campania
In the quaint old town of Gesualdo, in the province of Avellino, the living nativity scene will be set up for two days. There will be no shortage of refreshment points, where in the evening Christmas atmosphere you can taste the specialties of the territory.
Baia and Latina (Ce)
In Baia e Latina, the living nativity scene is full of scenes: next to the Nativity you will be able to discover the trades and the everyday life of the past. So, walking through the streets, you will come across the cellar and the chestnut tree, including more than 300 and more than 90 seats. This year will also be given space for local food and wine.
Cava de 'Tirreni (Sa)
In Cava de 'Tirreni, in the ancient hamlet of Trezza, the living nativity scene reaches its thirteenth edition this year. The characters will be interpreted by volunteers and by the children of the Sant'Anna preschool.
At Boccapianola di Boscoreale there will be for four days the traditional living nativity scene, accompanied by many events. In order to foretaste the atmosphere, you can in fact heat up in the previous days with the market of expert artisans between music and colors. The little ones can not miss the appointment with Santa and his funny elves.