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Julian Assange from Wikileaks in Italian Christmas nativity scenes

10 April, 2020
We’ve already talked of Italy’s famous nativity scenes, especially from Naples and the via S.Gregorio Armeno. The “presepe” (nativity scenes) workshops along this street are renowned for making famous figures as part of the scene, with previous appearances from Barak…

Christmas in Naples: Barack Obama in nativity scenes

13 March, 2020
The nativity scene in the Italian home is a central and essential part of the Italian Christmas tradition, though in Naples they have a new interpretation of the nativity, placing statues of famous people or characters featuring in current affairs…