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  • Facts & Stories
    N. L.(October 14, 2011)
    Naples' street of the Nativity scene makers is threatened by a perilous building. Residents and store owners alike declare war to the mayor's office if precautions are not taken immediately. The closing down of the street will have serious effects on the city's economy as every single day about 2000 tourists visit the shops and purchase a small piece of art for their home.
  • Luciano Testa and Gino Baia
    At the Italian Cultural Institute the show "Nativity in the World/ from Naples to New York", the exhibit of Neapolitan crèches brought by Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe. "This art is life, Naples is a vital city, a cultural capital of the world throughout the centuries" - said Consul general Francescò Maria Talò at the opening
  • Mrs. Filomena Maria Sardella illustrates one of the pieces
    i-Italy took a sneak-peak at the upcoming exhibition and had a conversation with Filomena Maria Sardella (curator of the exhibit and part of the Direzione Regionale dei Beni Culturali e Paesaggistici della Regione Campania) about the history and evolution of the presepe. The inauguration will be at the Italian Culture Institute in New York (December 14 at 6 PM)
  • In preparation of the visit of the Cardinal of Naples Crescenzio Sepe to New York next January, a series of precious pieces from Neapolitan Presepi will be exhibited at the Italian Cultural Institute from December 14 to January 18, 2011. Here is some background information and a few tips to better understand what this ancient neapolitan tradition is all about.
  • Life & People
    Jerry Krase(December 25, 2009)
    Decorating for Christmas can say a lot more about people than the words they use to talk about it. These are some of the things I saw around me during the day before Christmas and what some of them mean to me.