An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Monday, November 29, 2010

Follow the Star . . . Nativities around the World

Every year since 1983 the city of Verona displays a collection of over 400 nativity scenes from around the world in L`Arena, a Roman amphitheater. The exhibits are lit with special effects and the visitor becomes a participant as he/she strolls from scene to scene. An enormous Star of Bethlehem reaches out from the Arena into the beautiful Piazza Bra, which is the social center of the city.

In our little corner of the world, these are some of our favorites we set up each year . . .

Who says nativity better than Fontanini?

Joe's aunt, who lives in Bethlehem, PA, has given us many beautiful nativities over the years. The first one was the Lladro inspired one we received for our wedding,the latest was this one.

This one was handmade by a local potter; the stable I found in an antique store, the star is from Puerto Rico.

Our most unusual one: this American Indian nativity scene from our parents after they took a trip out west. It is one of our favorites.


GrandmaK said...

Oh how lovely!! They are all so wonderful in their own special way! Have a grand day! Cathy

Tiziana said...

Ma che bei presepi Maria!!! Me li immagino nella tua bella casa.