Italian Word of the Day: Presepe

Presepe –  è una rappresentazione della nascita di Gesù, che ha avuto origine da tradizioni medievali; inizialmente italiana, l’usanza di allestire il presepio è diffusa oggi in tutti i paesi cattolici del mondo.

Presepe in English is the nativity scene or the manger scene.

All churches in Italy houses a ”presepe” from December until the 1st week of January, or until the festivity of the Three Kings.

A unique version I have seen this year is the one in Corte Isolani.  They have set up the manger in the Town of Bologna, specifically at Corte Isolani.  You could see the Basilica di San Luca at the background and the Church of Santo Stefano.

The nativity scene set in Corte Isolani, Bologna #bologna #corteisolani #presepe #nativity #manger #italy

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Here are some beautiful ones around Bologna this year.

#presepi #bologna #natale

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#presepi #bologna #italy #natale

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I love this version of Saint Joseph kissing the baby Jesus.

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