Living Presepe – Living Nativity Scene
… e la Luce brillò… Venite e vedete!
14th edition – 2017
Parrocchia Sacro Cuore di Gesù –Trappitello, Taormina (ME)
During Christmas time in Italy, you are bound to come across cribs in homes and piazzas all over the country. Many cities also have a living crib, or a living nativity scene. It is thought that St. Francis hosted the first living nativity scene in 1223, sparking a tradition that continues in Italy to this day. Beginning on Christmas day, and running until January 6th, towns throughout Italy hold pageants to re-act the night of Jesus’ birth. Actors portray Mary, Joseph, the three Magi and other biblical figures from the gospel.
In Trappitello, hamlet of the town of Taormina, every year in Chrismas time, a Living Crib with about 150 actors and “walk-ons” is organised. It is one of the most appreciated living cribs of Sicily and in fact last year 23.000 people visited the event. The Show lasts several days, from Christmas to half January. The location set is the huge garden of the old small church of Santa Venera.
- 26 December 2016 – 5.00pm / 9.00pm
- 27 Dicembre 2016 – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
- 29 Dicembre 2016 – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
- 30 Dicembre 2016 – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
- 1 January 2017 - 6.00pm / 9.00pm
- 2 January 2017 – 6.00pm / 9.00pm
- 5 January 2017 - 6.00pm / 9.00pm
- 6 January 2017 - 5.00pm / 9.00pm
- 7 January 2017 – 5.00pm / 9.00pm
How to get there: Motorway A18 Messina/Catania, exit Taormina, Direction SS. 185 (statal road, blu sign), 500 metres from the motorway exit.
More info: T. +39 0942/50210 – M. +39 339/8320324 – 349/4289961
Facebook page: Presepe Vivente di Trappitello