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Christmas 2017/2018 in Caltagirone

The Christmas crib tradition is still strong in Caltagirone as is witnessed by the many cribs exhibitions held throughout the town. Until 10th January cribs of various sizes and materials, including a living crib and a number of antique items related to christmas, will be on display around the town. Walking through the small alleys, called “carruggi” in sicilian, you will get in touch with a place full of history and monuments, therefore declared Unesco Heritage site in 2002.

It is possible to buy a card in each crib which allows to visit all the others listed below at the following prices:

  • Free for children up to 5 years
  • € 4,00 for children up to 10 years
  • € 5,00 per person for large groups (at least 30 people)
  • € 7,00 for adults

Schedule

  • Monday-Saturday 9.30 am -1 pm , 3 -7 pm
  • Sunday 9.30 am -1 pm , 3 - 8 pm
  • December 26th and January 6th 9.30 am to 8 pm

The living christmas crib will be open to the public on December 25th, 26th and on january 6th from 5 to 10 pm.

Cribs list:

  1. Animated crib made of terracotta and old fabric Piazza del Municipio,18
  2. Crib in the crypt - Via San Bonaventtura, 9
  3. Sicilian Crib - Via Bongiovanni, 85
  4. Monumental crib - Via Luigi Sturzo, 85 (inside the church)
  5. Dioramas museum - Via SS. Salvatore, 28
  6. Animated terracotta crib - Via SS. Salvatore, 26 (inside the church)
  7. Cave crib - Via SS. Salvatore, 2
  8. Animated cotton crib - Via Luigi Sturzo, 58
  9. 100000 Lego pieces crib - Discesa Palazzo di Giustizia, 8
  10. Nativity: tradition and tecnology - Va Sagone, 1
  11. Flemish nativity - Via degli studi, 20 (inside the church)
  12. Monum crib - Via San Pietro,11
  13. Natus est crib - Via Neve, 2
  14. Cotton monum crib - Piazza Marconi, 11
  15. Caltagirone miniature crib - Via Reitano, 2
  16. St. Francis and St, Clare’s crib - Via Duomo, 5 (inside the church)
Click here if you prefer a guided tour.
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