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Italian Christmas Traditions you’ll love!

20 Nov Christmas Market - RomeCabs

 

Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs Travel Blog.

Italians love their Christmas traditions and there are so many to choose from all around Italy.  

Each region does Christmas according to their own themes and local traditions, so no matter where in Italy you go, you will not be bored with the same ol’ same ol’ Christmas.

Our sister RomeCabs Blog has created a fabulous article including many Italian Traditions to Enjoy in Italy.

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Italian Christmas Traditions you’ll love!

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Italian Christmas Traditions - RomeCabs

Italian Christmas Traditions – RomeCabs

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Italian Christmas Traditions to Enjoy in Italy

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  • Christmas Decorations

  • Christmas Markets

  • La Befana

  • Living Nativities

  • Papal Christmas Message and Blessing

  • Zampognari

  • Christmas Treats to delight your taste buds

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La Befana

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While in most Christmas traditions Santa Clause (or St Nick) brings toys to children on Christmas Eve,  in Italy there is Befana – the Good witch who flies on her broom bringing toys and treats to children on Eve of Epiphany.

Read the full story on our other Travel Blog:
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La Befana – Italy’s Good Witch of Christmas Time

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Watch also the VIDEO of the annual La Befana Festival in Urbania (Le Marche, Italy)

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LIVING NATIVITIES

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One of the many unique Italian Christmas traditions are the Living Nativities, where entire towns (or special places) are transformed into a historical setting that takes you back in time reenacting either Biblical times, or Medieval Times.

In the video below, the town of Canale Monterano transforms the evocative Medieval ghost town of Monterano into a Medieval wonderland complete with the  Nativity – played by real human Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus (usually they are an actual family, each year a different family with a newborn is chosen to represent Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus).

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Regardless of where in Italy you plan to travel during the Christmas holiday, you will be delighted with heart warming Christmas traditions fun for families and travelers of all ages.

Thank you very much for reading our travel blog.   We wish you and yours Buon Natale!

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