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Piazza della Repubblica in Florence, Italy during the Christmas holidays. The buildings are lit up in colorful lights.

Where to Spend Christmas in Italy – Best Destinations + Things to Keep in Mind

Christmas in Italy is a magical time.  Cities, towns, and villages are lit up with twinkling lights and light shows, Christmas trees decorate piazzas, and Christmas markets pop up throughout the country.  Italy definitely has its popular destinations during the busy tourist season (May through September), and many of those places are also worthy of …

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Presepe – The Italian Nativity Scene (+ Where to See Them)

What is a Presepe? A presepe (plural presepi and sometimes also called a presepio) is an Italian nativity scene.   An Italian presepe often tells the whole story from the angel’s announcement to the shepherds, through the birth of Christ and the arrival of the three wise men. Unlike typical Christmas scenes featuring just baby Jesus, …

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