The magic of Christmas fills our hearts with joy and light, while the enchanting villages of the Brescia area are enriched by suggestion. A direct line between man and the surrounding environment in a harmony that during the year-endholidays takes on a particular connotation. If you are passing in Franciacorta why not take advantage of it to visit the most beautiful nativity scenes in Brescia, discovering a tradition millenarian from the typical Italian flavor? Incredible surprises await you!
The most beautiful Brescian cribs.
(San Zeno Naviglio)
Even Brescia has its own ship. A very important waterway that has acquitted over the years different uses (irrigation, navigation, freight) and that depending on the routes assumes a different morphological character. The municipality of San Zeno, on the southern outskirts of Brescia, hosts the crib on the Naviglio during Christmas, an exhibition built on the banks of the waterway that annually attracts hundreds of curious and passionate people. Well worth a visit, especially in the evening time.
Nativity of San Francesco (Brescia city)
In S. Francesco D’Assisi street, in the heart of the historic center of Brescia, stands the wonderful church of St. Francis. Built in the thirteenth century, it houses works of art of great value of Romanino and Moretto. Every Christmas in the convent next to the Friars and volunteers prepare an imposing mechanical crib, where the hours mark the rhythms of life of 2000 years ago in a fascinating atmosphere. It is one of the most popular cribs in all of northern Italy.
Crib of Sellero (Valle Camonica)
We move to Valle Camonica, to Sellero. Here we find the beautiful “nativity of the King’s Put”, which finds space in the wonderful setting of theKing Creek. More than 3,000 square meters of crib and more than 100 Majestic Personages populate the river upstream and downstream of the bridge, in a truly suggestive choreography. Also in this case we recommend a visit with the sunset. The crib can be visited from mid-December to mid-January.
Underwater crib of Iseo
The Christmas Eve is a very long time for the community ofI seo, gathered around the deposition of the traditional underwater crib in the waters of the lake. All accompanied by a festive atmosphere and the exchange ofgreetings to the sound of mulled wine and panettone. The crib remains visiblethroughout the holiday season.
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