Live Cribs – Apulian Christmas Traditions

Every year, during the Christmas holidays, you cannot miss the living nativity scene in Puglia and in the cave dwellings of Matera in Basilicata. A very special atmosphere is created by the many reenactments of the christmas nativity scene with real people, the so-called “presepe vivente”.

Crib Exhibitions

The Southern Italian tradition of crib making is present everywhere in Puglia and also in Matera in the neighbouring region of Basilicata as well as in other Italian regions. Before Christmas you can admire the reproduction of Christ’s nativity in all sizes and artistic genre. There are those who make enormous cribs and those who prefer to make them as small as possible, in bottles or in walnutshells, but all coming from the maker’s heart and personal style.

If you want to come to Apulia to experience the wonderful atmoshpere of Christmas markets, crib exhibitions and reenactments of Christ’s nativity, please do not hesitate to contact us for tour offers, prices of accommodation, transfers, restaurant advice and guided tours: .

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