Living Nativity Scene in Tuscany

One more reason to spend Christmas in Tuscany

Living Nativity Scene in Pescia near Montecatini Terme – 22nd December 2019 and 6th January 2020

Perhaps not many know that the first nativity scene in history was staged by Francis of Assisi, around 1223. The saint got permission from Pope Honorious III to set up a manger with hay, an ox and a donkey in a cave in the village of Grecio in the central region of Lazio. He then invited villagers to come look at the scene as he preached about Jesus.

From there, nativity scenes spread throughout Europe in the next two centuries.

The living scene tradition is still strong in Italy.

Nativity scenes in Pescia from 8th December 2019 to 6th January 2020

  • Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday walking tours in Pescia, near Montecatini Terme, during which you can admire nativity scenes exhibitions, exposed in various important places in the historic centre of Pescia
  • Possibility to organize a walking guided tour around Pescia on a different day, on request
  • A very unique living nativity scene, with special exibitions and markets, along the river in Pescia, on 22nd December 2019 and 6th January 2020


Other attractions in the area:

  • vibrant street Christmas markets in numerous cities around Tuscany
  • Santa Clause Village in Montecatini Terme each weekend from 9th November 2019 to 6th January 2020
  • Christmas shopping
  • Wellness and beauty treatments at thermal establishments in Montecatini