The perfect Christmas holiday Day Trip from Rome is a visit to the northern Lazio hill town, Greccio. It's a tiny little town but this year it's the central focus of the Christmas holiday season worldwide. Why? It's where Saint Francis of Assisi created the original Nativity Scene (Presepe in Italian) in 1223 exactly 800 years ago.
My husband and I visit Greccio frequently, and have for many years: it's in the Sabine hills just above Contigliano where our family is from.
If you decide to make a Day Trip to Greccio, I've got you covered with everything you need to know, including the best places to eat in the area.
Don't miss my latest Substack newsletter: it's all about Greccio, its history and the first Nativity Scene. Plus how to get there, and what and where to eat.
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Don't miss my latest Substack newsletter: it's all about Greccio, its history and the first Nativity Scene.
Things You Should Know About the History of Nativity Scenes, Brett Leveridge
Lazio is the region where Rome is located and it's full of fabulous places to visit, and delicious food and wine.
1. Top guide to the best Lazio wines
2. Il Grecale Restaurant in Anzio, southern Lazio
3. The Best of Sperlonga, southern Lazio coastal town
4. Eating in Contigliano, northern Lazio
5. Subiaco day trip from Rome
6. Visit a Mozzarella producer, a winery, and a charming hill town
7. Pasta carbonara, a classic Roman pasta dish
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