Until January 6, those wishing to merge into the true Italian tradition at Christmas time can visit the exhibit “100 Presepi” (“One-hundred Nativity scenes”), set in the prestigious backdrop of Sale del Bramante, on a side of Piazza del Popolo (metro line A: Flaminio).
Nativity scenes making dates back to the Middle Age, when St. Francis first retired in a wood at Christmas time, built a hut nearby a trough with an ox and a little donkey, and had his prayers there. Since then, the tradition enriched with different styles and materials, becoming particularly refined in some areas of Italy (such as Neaples).
On exhibit in Rome over 200 samples of this handicraft production, even from abroad, offering presepi made out of the most surprising materials.
Labs for kids are scheduled upon reservation.
Carlito Hotel & Hostel is at just 10 minutes metro journey from the exhibit venues.