Christmas in Italy: traditions and curiosities

ROME - Dec. 13, 2013 - PRLog -- The baby Jesus born in the ruins of an ancient Roman temple, next to the Holy Family and the shepherds there are gypsy predicting the future, people playing cards, housewives doing shopping, dogs, cats and chickens: this is the traditional neapolitan crib, a representation of the life of the Naples of 1700.

The Christmas Special of CitiesItaly ( guides you through the traditions of Italian Christmas: curiosities, images, recipes.

Do you know why the "Befana" brings sweets to children on January 6th?
Who invented the crib?
What happens in the Spanish Quarter of Naples before Christmas?
What is the "Cenone"?

Psssss.... this is a secret... in December 31 it is customary to eat lentils that should carry a lot of money in the new year.

If you are curious about Christmas traditions in Italy, visit routes, curiosities, recipes, pictures and fantastic interactive walks!

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