Cribs in the Cloister

Every year for the Christmas period, the Convent of San Francesco in Palestrina hosts one of the most fascinating exhibitions of nativity art in the province of Rome, Cribs in the Cloister, open to all enthusiasts and the curious.


A giglietto is an iris-shaped biscuit whose existence is due to exile from France of the Barberini family. The cooks of the court Barberini sought to reproduce in cookies the shape of the Fleur-de-lis (an iris) from the French coat of arms. This type of delicacy has its own dedicated Read more…