Bologna's crib has a long and happy tradition. Bologna was in fact a highly qualified centre of crib production. Bologna's crib tradition dates back to the eighteenth century when great artists started creating statuettes, thus signing the beginning of the artistic crib's production season.
The itinerary "Presepi in città"proposes 36 cribs this year. As usual some specialtours (in Italian) are offered by Comune di Bologna and guided by the experts of Centro Studi per la Cultura Popolare to make people discover Bologna's cribs and their rich tradition. Tours are free and last approx. two hours.Usually there are two different meeting points for each visit and departure is always at 3.30 pm.
DATES AND MEETING POINTS OF GUIDED TOURS
Saturday, December 17th 2016 - at 3.30 pm - Museo della Beata Vergine di San Luca, piazza di Porta Saragozza 2/a (one place)
Monday, December 26th 2016 - at 3.30 pm - Cortile d’Onore del Palazzo Comunale, piazza Maggiore 6 - Museo Davia Bargellini, strada Maggiore 44
Friday, January 6th 2017 - at 3.30 pm - Basilica Santi Bartolomeo e Gaetano, strada Maggiore 4 - Chiesa San Giacomo Maggiore, , via Zamboni 15
Sunday, January 8th 2017 - at 3.30 pm - Cattedrale San Pietro, via Indipendenza 9 - Basilica San Petronio, piazza Maggiore