A glimpse of Christmas nativity gems in Rome, Naples and Salerno

I first developed a fondness for the “presepe”, or nativity scene, when I was living in Padua aged about 10. The father of one of my best friends used to construct an elaborate mechanical crib landscape in his lobby every year around Christmas time. I remember when I first saw it, with its twinkling lights, … More A glimpse of Christmas nativity gems in Rome, Naples and Salerno

Salerno’s Christmas lights, brightening up the dark nights

One of my new English language students is from Salerno. During our first lesson we chatted about where we were from, and I asked him what was interesting about his city. He told me about the stunning light displays held there every year around Christmas time. I was intrigued by his enthusiastic description, and was … More Salerno’s Christmas lights, brightening up the dark nights