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Presepe dei Netturbini, Rome
(4.8/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
Get a new perspective on the creche at Bethlehem at Presepe dei Netturbini, a model village of Jesus' birth created by a waste collector. In close proximity to the Vatican, this spacious recreation of the nativity grotto expresses the devotion of a municipal sanitation employee, including various junk such as fragments from the facade of the Vatican's basilica thrown out after restoration. Tucked away in a former storehouse, the scene has been meticulously built since 1972 and now features more than 100 houses individually lit by bulbs representing hearths. It draws plenty of visitors--including a few popes--and grows from year to year, adding new items from the streets of Vatican. To visit Presepe dei Netturbini on your trip to Rome, use our Rome tour planner.
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  • The entry in the small village, near the Vatican, makes you feel like one of the family. The crib is spectacular. Unique. Wonderful. The passion that it takes to set up and the attention to detail is extraordinary. Good also the gadgets that give visitors. Proud of you!
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  • Unique Nativity scene, detail and charming! The location is quaint and intimate, the crib is in a structure that reaches into a courtyard of palaces and homes! I recommend it!
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  • You enter as if you went to a friend's House in an alley between the buildings, then you can make out the deposit within the concrete manifestation of Love and passion and love ... It has also become the pride of manifest all the garbage men. We also had the chance to meet the author of this masterpiece of details: Joseph Ianni, a distinguished gentleman but sociable and proud. The crib:P Nice in terms of space but big in terms of contents and meanings. Thank you for giving us something so beautiful.
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  • Amazing place with the friendliest staff ever. So pleased we saw it and open all year round! Definitely worth the trip.
  • The view is awesome
  • It's really worth seeing. Free access and beautiful and well cared for with the lights that mimic the rhythm of day and night. Every year I add something.
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  • Cult at Christmas time
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  • Simply unique and spectacular
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