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Cecchina’s artistic nativity scene of Albano Laziale is created by the Cecchina pro loco tourism association together with the Cecchina Friends Association and has for years been one of the most admired and visited of the Castelli Romani. At the beginning of the inauguration of the nativity scene, in the presence of the Mayor and the Authorities of the town and the parish priest, is a traditional parade held from the parish of San Filippo Neri to the statue of the Madonna with groups of children dressed as angels. After the inauguration as tradition dictates, the Pro loco offers those present in the square an aperitif and performs a show.

The artistic nativity scene has been part of the event for 28 editions and always incorporates current issues. For example, in 2018 it incorporated some of the trulli of Alberobello (Puglia) declared a UNESCO heritage, while in 2017 it was inspired by an amatrice, Rieti epicentre.

There is no shortage of historical figures of the nativity scene and biblical art, made by artisans and volunteers from Cecchina.

The images drawn outside the house that houses the work on the 25th April square are also interesting.


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