What about the green heart of Italy, our lovely Umbrian region, during this 2017 Christmas?
Christmas is the magical atmosphere that we desire to share with our loved ones. It is to watch the sky looking for the first snow, to listen the crackle of the fireplace enjoying his warmth, but it is also markets, lights and decorations in the historical towns, exhibitions in the cities of art, food and wine events.
Let's see together an overview of some of the most beautiful events and manifestations of 2017 Christmas in Umbria, we will suggest you many special ideas to spend your holiday discovering the region.
2017 Christmas in Umbria: loving markets!
In Todi you will walk through banquets and typical products, thanks to *Todi Magic Christmas*, located in the charming central square of the city from 18 November to 7th January. In addiction, in a historical palace of San Lorenzo Street, you will find the Santa Claus's Home among goblins, elves, gnomes and fairies. To enrich the Christmas atmosphere, also a wonderful 3D Video Mapping on the main facade of Priori Palace, with a game of lights and three-dimensional animations.
The traditional Christmas market in the wonderful old town of Orvieto, will have a rich program of events with shows, religious appointments, workshops and children's entertainment. All of this is *Christmas in Orvieto*, which will animate the Umbrian town (dates in uploading)
In Perugia, in the enchanting location of Paolina Fortress, the appointment with *Christmas in the Fortress* is coming in its 5th edition, after the successes of recent years. From 8th December 2017 to 8th January 2018, the exhibit-market of handcraft products, arts and recycling, creativity and culinary specialties from all over Italy is waiting for the visitors and the event will create a real underground Christmas market. There will also be many creative workshops for adults and children, in particular where children can have fun learning the secrets of trades and making real artistic creations.
Do you want to live a magical 2017 Christmas in Umbria looking at the most beautiful Christmas markets? Here the hotels of Perugia
2017 Christmas in Umbria: about Nativity scenes
Umbria is a land of traditions: the Nativity scenes that you can admire in every part of the region are a proof of this. The tradition of Cribs is particularly deep in Umbria, because of St. Francis from Assisi who was the first to create one of it in XIII century.
Among the Nativity scenes that represent the past, we suggest you Marcellano (Pg) and Acquasparta (Tr).
During the *Crib of Marcellano*, the village will become a little Betlemme: about one hundred of people with represent the wait of Christ, with a special stall rebuilt outside of the walls to host Maria, Giuseppe and the child. The Crib of Marcellano there will be on:
During the days of the *Crib of Acquasparta*, the town will change and guests will be immersed into the past: more than 150 people will recreate the most famous moments of the Christ's life and also of the ancient people's life, with the craft workshops of that era (metalworkers, woodworkers, shoemakers, "cocciari"...). The Crib of Acquasparta there will be on:
In addiction, we suggest you the *Cribs of Marmore* with its wonderful location: the Marmore Falls. A narrator will accompany guests and a unique game of lights will light up the scenes, animated by about one hundred people. The events will be on 25th, 26th, 30th December 2017 and on Saturday 06 January 2018.
2017 Christmas in Umbria: most original Nativity scenes
Among the most evocative cribs for their setup and their originality, we propose you some really special ones.
The *Crib of the Well* is located in the undergrounds of the Well of Cave of Orvieto, in the heart of the ancient medieval part of the city. Here there will be mechanical life-size characters and scenes with special effects that will make this crib-event as really special visit. Thanks to the carefully set up, you can also admire many archeological finds, discovered during the restored of the cave between 1984 and 2003.
The Crib of the Well will be open from 23th December 2017 to 7th January 2018, from 9 am to 8 pm. Read also our special post about the Crib of the Well
A thrilled Crib is the one that you can admire in Massa Martana, a small village situated at a few of minutes from Todi. Better known as *Ice Crib*, this Nativity scene is the only one of its kind in Italy because it is realized with life-size statues carved out of large blocks of ice, accompanied by a wonderful spectacle of lights and ice.
It is possible to admire this Crib from 24th December 2017 to 7th January 2018.
2017 Christmas in Umbria, a Christmas of Lights
Christmas also means Lights, with our houses and the streets of our cities that will be illuminated with various decorations. And two particular installations le nostre case e le vie cittadine che vengono illuminate dalle decorazioni più varie. And two special installations will certainly steal the show in Umbria:
- The Christmas Tree of Gubbio, the biggest Christmas Tree of the world, since 1991 in the Guinness World Records. The Tree will be turn on on 7th December: to know more about this unique event read also our post about the lighting of the Tree of Gubbio
- Miranda's Star that illuminates the area of Terni, known as the biggest comet of the world
Merry Christmas from Bella Umbria Staff