Christmas in Italy

If you’re planning to spend Christmas in Italy or want to bring some Italian holiday cheer into your home, read on for a guide to common Christmas traditions in Italy.

The immaculate conception

The Christmas season begins with this important event, the Immaculate Conception. This is celebrated on December 8th and commemorates the conception of Mary without any stain of original sin by her mother, St. Anne. It marks the beginning of the Christmas season.

Nativity scenes 

Nativity scenes are popular decorations in Italian homes during the holidays. Often made of wood, these hand-crafted pieces depict the birth of Jesus Christ, complete with the manger, shepherds, and wise men.

How to say Merry Christmas in Italian?

Merry Christmas in Italian is “Buon Natale.”

Where is the best place to spend Christmas in Italy?

In my opinion, the best place to spend Christmas in Italy is Rome.

Italian Christmas Markets

Italian Christmas markets, or mercatini di Natale, are a popular way to get into the holiday spirit.

Christmas in Italy for Kids

Christmas in Italy is a magical time for kids as well.

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