Naples: Christmas Alley
November 1 - December 31
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of November, repeating indefinitely
Southern Italy is romanticized for its gorgeous countryside, sunny weather and it’s even warmer welcome from the locals. If you’re in the Campania region, take the time to stop over in Naples and visit Christmas Alley, also known as Via San Gregorio Armeno in the Historic Center of Napoli. The via is lined with handicraft workshops adorned with the artisans’ charming holiday art. A lot of their handicrafts involve making pieces for the presepe, a long-standing tradition of making elaborate mangers. The handmade figurines include all sorts of personalities including politicians, celebrities, athletes, religious figures and more.
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Photo credit: Umberto Rotundo, flickr.com