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GRADO NATIVITY SCENE ISLAND
5 December 2020
Posizione: Centro storico di Grado
Grado becomes the Island of Nativity Scenes
Dozens of nativity scenes on display outdoors in the characteristic historical centre
Also for the Christmas festivities 2020 Grado proposes the traditional Christmas Nativity Scene exposition, which shows dozens of creations in the open air, from December 5, 2020 to January 6, 2021. They will be made not only by skilled craftsmen, but also by simple enthusiasts, who will use the most diverse materials to create nativity scenes of various sizes, curious, well-kept and well set. Arranged en plein air along Porto Mandracchio (at the entrance of the old town centre, where the fishermen's boats also dock), and in the most characteristic corners of the castrum (the historical heart of the town) and perfectly set, they will be visible in a pleasant itinerant path, among "calli" and "campielli".
Most of the nativity scenes will have a lagoon and marine character. Their symbol, also this year, will be the monumental floating Nativity scene, set up by the Bearers of the Madonna di Barbana in the mirror of the port, and placed on a large raft of 6 square meters. It is set in a mota (a small island typical of the lagoon) inside a casone (the traditional fishermen's house), with its characteristic sloping roof made of marsh reeds: it interprets with genuineness and immediacy the Nativity set in the natural context of the Grado lagoon.
Throughout the month of December and until 6th January, there will be the possibility to park for free to enjoy the magical Christmas atmosphere of the Island of Nativity.
Grado will also involve the neighbouring towns of Aquileia and Terzo d'Aquileia, where there will also be an exhibition of suggestive Nativity scenes.
Excursions for the summer season 2021
Discover all the experiences and excursions you can enjoy in Grado during the summer season 2021. For activities organised by the Grado Tourism Consortium, reservations are compulsory and must be made by 12 noon on the day before the excursion, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by telephone + 39 0431 80383.
The great events of Grado
A varied program of events and manifestations of a cultural, gastronomic, sporting, musical and religious nature, with a rich and seasonally varied offer.
To avoid COVID-19, scheduled events may be subject to changes or cancellation.
For more information on the events in Grado, take a look also at www.grado.info.