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An Italian Christmas in Naples – What makes it so Special?

Thinking of spending your Italian Christmas in Naples?

An excellent idea if you’re planning a Christmas celebration with that extra special something. What makes Naples a wonderful place to spend Christmas?

Well, for one thing there’s the Via San Gregorio Armeno, one of the world’s largest Christmas markets, it has long been known as the most wonderful place to buy your traditional nativity scene (known as “presepe”). Presepe Napolitano are a centuries old tradition, hand crafted by the city’s most skilled artisans, then lined up along the streets for sale. These wonderful pieces are an important part of every traditional Italian Christmas. Every presepe is unique, and those on display include an array of characters, animals and scenery. If you’re visiting Naples at other times of the year, look for other famous characters created by the same artisans.

The best time to visit Via San Gregorio Armeno, is from December 8 – 24. You’ll find loads of presepe treats for your Christmas.

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Post By Priscila Siano (232 Posts)

+Priscila Siano is the Marketing Director of Tour Italy Now, an online tour operator specializing in Italy travel. She's a respected expert on making dream Italy vacations a reality for clients.

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  1. Maraam st
    Posted December 6, 2010 at 7:57 AM | Permalink

    OSTIA !!!

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