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Nativity Scene from the World in St Peter’s Square – Until 12 January 2020

The Nativity Scene and Christmas Tree have been inaugurated on 5 December in St Peter’s Square. Meanwhile, a Nativity Scene, by the Pare di Conegliano Artistic Crib Group has also been exhibited in the Paul VI Hall.

The crib comes from Scurelle in the province of Trento, while the 26 meter high spruce tree comes from Rotzo in the province of Vicenza, Italy.

The Nativity Scene, which has been made in the Trentino tradition, contains 20 life-sized figures.

Both the tree and the crib are linked to a storm which hit many areas of Triveneto in Italy in October and November of last year.

Meanwhile, the Pare di Conegliano Artistic Crib Group, who hail from the province of Treviso, have been tasked with setting up the Nativity Scene inside Paul VI Hall. This crib is full of references to the Veneto region and is a gift to Pope Francis.

The wooden statues are 120 cm high and are entirely carved by hand. The Holy Family finds hospitality in a nineteenth-century Gothic inspired structure.

Like the tree and the crib in St. Peter’s Square, the crib in the Paul VI Hall will remain on display until January 12, 2020.

The exhibition “100 Nativity Scenes in Vatican” is also running until 12 January, in via dell’Ospedale l, crossroad of Conciliazione street.
In the room Sala Pio X, more than 130 Nativity scenes from 30 World’s countries are exhibited.
You can visit every day 10.00-20.00, close at 17.00 on 24 and 31 December.

Free entrance. More details at