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At Christmas, the Italians have the Presepio

Germany has its Christkindlmarkt, France its Bûche de Noël and England its ghosts of Christmas past. The Italians have the Presepio. From the Latin word praesaepe, ‘presepio’ loosely means ‘stall’, and refers to the scene of the infant Jesus, attended … Continue reading

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