01.12.2012 - 13.01.2013
Nativity by Emanuele Luzzati - Piazza Carlo Felice - Turin
Turin, Capital of the Region of Piedmont, is dressing itself up for the Christmas season, making its atmosphere even more special. The historic center of this "City of the Savoys" has turned into a jubilee of lights and scenographic decorations, with the Christmas markets of Borgo Dora and children’s entertainment (in Piazzale Valdo Fusi) for the entire month of December, until mid-January.
Framed by the city’s famous porticoes and majestic piazzas, innumerable shows and performances will light up Turin during the holidays, including ballets on ice and acrobatic displays, gospel choirs and religious, Classical and Jazz concerts.
Walking aroudn Turin's downtown, you can admire the Luci d’Artista (light installations by noted artists); the Advent Calendar in Piazza Castello (with 25 windows designed by Emanuele Luzzati and realized by stage designers from Turin’s Teatro Regio); the Christmas Nativity in Piazza Carlo Felice, with all the holy figures from the tradition of the manger, alongside personages and images from fairytales (also projected by Luzzati); and ice sculptures created by Chinese artists from Harbin who were part of the International Ice Festival. Palazzo Madama will also host the free exhibit of ‘Dono della Città’ 2012: il Ritratto di Lionello D'Este (The City’s Gift 2012: Portrait of Lionello d’Este) on December 12th, an extraordinary work by Pisanello.
The programme also foresees concerts, theatrical productions, readings and dances – together making for a unique itinerary that unites Turin’s many cultures, as well as the values and traditions of the variety of religious celebrations that take place here.
Where: Historic Center