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Christmas in the villages of Lazio: light shows and magic in the Rome surroundings

Posted on December 14th, 2020

by Expat Living in Rome


Illuminations, nativity scenes that pop up from windows and shops, concerts in the abbeys. Christmas lights up in the towns of Lazio. Not to be missed events

Christmas in the villages of Lazio:

A Christmas tree lit up with gold in Piazza Venezia and, as a chain, many other trees began to shine in the city, from the center of Rome to the more peripheral areas. The traditional nativity scenes are back to mark Advent at the time of Covid-19 and even in the villages of Lazio you can breathe a magical Christmas atmosphere.

For the most part Christmas trees were decorated, picturesque nativity scenes set up, Christmas lights lit, and Christmas concerts organized in compliance with anti-Covid-19 regulations. Let’s find out which are the villages of Lazio to visit during the Christmas holidays.

Sermoneta

A “Christmas of light in the village” lights up in Sermoneta. The Christmas lights and handcrafted nativity scenes are the backdrop to this very different Christmas, marked by the pandemic and restrictions. The municipal administration of Sermoneta, with the financial help of the Lazio Regional Council, has brought this project to life and has illuminated streets and squares with decorations and shows that make the atmosphere even more festive.

Grottaferrata

The city of Grottaferrata, in the Castelli Romani, gave the green light to creativity in this special Christmas, with the lighting of the light installations on December 8 and the presentation of the first edition of the exhibition named “A Nativity in the Window”. The participating businesses will make the exhibition space of their shops available to host the work of a master of crib art, thus creating an exhibition throughout the city.

Other activities related to Christmas will brighten up the town on Sunday, December 13, from charity fishing to the inauguration of the redeveloped Patmos Gardens, while on December 25 a concert at the Abbey of San Nilo is on program in streaming.

Lariano

Lariano, in the province of Rome, will present their own light show for the Christmas holidays. The town less than an hour from the capital has set up very special lights. From wreaths to the stars, from reindeer to snowmen, all the way to the North Pole corner, with igloos, polar bears and penguins, to travel with the imagination at least.

Greccio

It will be nothing like Christmas in recent years, as many traditional events have been blocked by Covid-19, but Greccio is always an ideal destination to immerse yourself in the spirituality of Christmas. Between sacred places and nativity scenes, between narrow streets and traditions, this village in Lazio always arouses emotions, especially during the holidays.

 

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