The Nativity Scene streets – Gubbio
From December 8th, 2019 to January 6th, 2020, 120 life-size statues in the streets of the town
From December 8th, 2019 to January 6th, 2020, the alleys of San Martino, a neighborhood in the medieval city of Gubbio. become “Le vie del Presepe”, with the reconstruction of an ancient Gubbio inhabited by figures from the Nativity Scene.
The idea of giving life to the Gubbio Nativity Scene by life-size statues dates back to 1997. Today this evocative setting sees the neighborhood animated by about 120 statues, representing the typical crafts of the Middle Age, that are moving to the hut where the Madonna, Saint Joseph, and the Child Jesus are located.
Until January 12, 2019, Gubbio is also home to the largest Christmas tree in the world: a tree of lights set up on the slopes of Mount Ingino, with its roots sinking into the walls of the village, while the star is at the top where the Basilica of Sant’Ubaldo, patron saint of Gubbiom is built. The Gubbio Christmas tree has also entered the Guinness Book of Records.More Information >>>