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December 16, 2014


There is definitely an air of Christmas in Parma with all the lights and decorations  lining the streets. A beautiful backdrop for the Christmas Aperitivo! 

 If you are out Christmas shopping, visiting Father Christmas or sightseeing, it is also worth the while to make your way to Chiostro della Chiesa della SS.Annunziata in Via Massimo D'Azeglio to see the 'Mostra dei Presepi'.

The exhibition has been on since the 7th December and will run until 6th January.

 While you are in Via D'Azeglio, near the arcades of the Old Hospital, the beautiful Oratorio di S. Ilario also has a  very lovely presepio on display.

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