Merry Christmas

This year in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, a traditional Presepe (nativity scene) handcrafted by Italian artisan Franco Artese, will greet visitors. The Sassi of Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the region of Basilicata, is the backdrop for this stunning nativity, beautifully crafted with miniature figures just 27cm tall.

Franco Artese, the creator of the Presepe
The Presepe New York

The redPepper team love this part of Italy. This year we even wrote the official guidebook for English travelers to the region; you could say we know it like the back of our hand. This Presepe celebrates new life and is a tribute to the many immigrants and refugees who have traveled across the oceans full of hope. We chose these images from the Presepe for our Christmas card this year.

As we come to the end of the year, we would like to wish you a very
joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
from all the team at redPepper.

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Photos accredited to Margot Balboni with thanks.