The Sabbioni Nativity: a glimpse of Christmas in the olden days

Crema, Lombardy, is home to a beautiful nativity held every year since 1989 in the Sabbioni district.

One Christmas after the other, the initiative has grown as its 3,000 square meters welcome new characters – full-size, wood and gesso people and animals – and new set designs.

The entire project is a visual representation of last century’s rural environment, with taverns, schools, mills, convents, and many more traditional settings where farmers, craftsmen, and common people are placed to represent daily activities. There are over one hundred human characters in the nativity, and approximately two hundred animals.

A wonderful glimpse of Christmas in the olden days, from December 24th to the end of January.

Photos via: ©Giusi Alghisio, ©Sara Passerini, ©Simone Mizzotti

Crema (Cremona), Presepe dei Sabbioni - Christmas nativity sceneCrema (Cremona), Presepe dei Sabbioni - Christmas nativity sceneCrema (Cremona), Presepe dei Sabbioni - Christmas nativity sceneCrema (Cremona), Presepe dei Sabbioni - Christmas nativity sceneCrema (Cremona), Presepe dei Sabbioni - Christmas nativity sceneCrema (Cremona), Presepe dei Sabbioni - Christmas nativity sceneCrema (Cremona), Presepe dei Sabbioni - Christmas nativity sceneCrema (Cremona), Presepe dei Sabbioni - Christmas nativity sceneCrema (Cremona), Presepe dei Sabbioni - Christmas nativity sceneCrema (Cremona), Presepe dei Sabbioni - Christmas nativity sceneCrema (Cremona), Presepe dei Sabbioni - Christmas nativity sceneCrema (Cremona), Presepe dei Sabbioni - Christmas nativity scene

The Sabbioni Nativity: a glimpse of Christmas in the olden days

Crema (Cr)
Via Rossi Martini - Sabbioni district
From December 24th 2015 to January 31st 2016
Opening hours: 9.30am - 12am / 2pm - 10pm (every day)

WEEKLY POSTCARD

Most Read

Røst Milano: authentic flavors

by Barbara PalladinoRøst is the story of a journey that starts from the very name of the restaurant – an homage to...

Under the starry sky of Val Gardena

by Barbara Palladino A wonderful night in a mountain hut, surrounded by one of the most beautiful landscapes in...

Manifattura Tabacchi: new urban Renaissance

by Barbara PalladinoManifattura Tabacchi is a rationalist industrial complex inaugurated in 1940, opposite the Parco delle Cascine (Cascine Park) in Florence. Once...

Gucci Garden: fashion, luxury and wonder

by Barbara PalladinoLocated in Palazzo della Mercanzia, at the very heart of Florence, Gucci Garden straddles reality and the imagination, summing up...