Artistic nativity scene in Palazzo Marino

Palazzo Marino

For the second consecutive year, Umbria is present in Milan, in the cloister of Palazzo Marino, with an evocative nativity scene created by the Associazione Amici del Presepio “Gualtiero Angelini” of Città di Castello (PG) in collaboration with the Associazione Presepistica di Monte Porzio Catone (RM).

This year the proposed scene faithfully represents Assisi, one of the most evocative cities visited by tourists from all over the world.

Various materials were used for the creation of the nativity scene (3.50 m wide and 4.00 m long): wood, polystyrene and cork, carefully engraved and modeled, to obtain the natural effect of the stones subsequently painted with various coats of paint to take on an aspect dated and consumed by time.

The characters were modeled in terracotta and hand painted. The overall picture is made even more suggestive by the lighting that reproduces the alternation of day and night.

The nativity scene is composed of two parts: in the left one is set the nativity and in the background you can admire the square with the portico that leads to the Basilica of San Francesco, while in the right one, which represents a typical view of Assisi, scenes of everyday life take place, starring the woman who draws water from the fountain, the shepherd who brings the sheep to the pasture, the woman who sells the products of her land. Two characters, the carpenter who planes it inside his shop and the man who sells roasted chestnuts, are movement equipped.

Free admission.

Opening times

Opening times:

Mon - Sun 10:00 - 20:00 (last entry 19.45)

Early closings:

  • Friday December 7th at 12:00 (Square closure for inauguration of the theater season)
  • Monday 24th e Monday December 31st at 18:00


Ticket information

Ticket information:

Admission free.

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