Among Nativity scenes, markets and lights
Christmas is about to come, the atmosphere of Christmas is already in all the cities: the main streets are lit up with great lights and the shops show off their decorations waiting for the most eagerly awaited festival of the year by young and old. Soon our houses will host Christmas trees and Nativity scenes, and each of us will start to go around the shops and shopping malls in search of the perfect gift for friends and family.
Christmas, however, is not just shopping. Christmas also means family days, dinners with friends and even an opportunity to take a trip out of town. Have you ever seen the cribs set up in some Sicilian cities? We’ll take you!
Christmas in Caltagirone
In Sicily the cribs of Caltagirone are well known: real works of art built by local craftsmen. From the 24th of November 2019 to the 10th January 2020 it will be possible to participate in the last edition of Christmas in Caltagirone: a sort of journey through cribs, Christmas markets, museums and tasting of typical local products. An opportunity not to be missed to admire more than 30 cribs, including the largest Nativity scene in Italy set up with over 300 characters on an area of about 400 square meters.
The cribs of Caltagirone are a very accurate representation of scenes of popular life: scene of rural life that frame the Nativity.
Christmas in Catania
Catania is also preparing to celebrate Christmas: walking along Via Etnea you will not go unnoticed the shops decorated for the feast, the Christmas lights that will soon be lit to illuminate the main street of the city! But in a few days you can also visit the Village of Santa Claus that will be set up in Piazza Università for the joy of children: between a stand and another, each of which exhibits handicrafts, it will be a unique moment to make Santa Claus greet the children! Do not forget that there will also be the opportunity to skate on an ice rink that will be set up inside the Bellini Garden!
Do not miss the opportunity to experience this feast in the best way, and if you want to reach one of the Sicilian locations and admire the cribs or markets, book your private transfer, we will accompany you for a day of shopping and we will guide you to the discovery of these little treasures. If you want to spend a holiday discovering nature, contact Etna Experience: you can do a snowshoe hike in the snow accompanied by a naturalistic guide.