Grotto of the crib (Grotta del Presepe)

The Grotto of the crib is a simple recess in the volcanic rock, beside Santa Maria della Neve church. Until the 18C, fishermen and bandits used the grotto as a place of refuge before being remodelled as a crib in which 35 life-size wax figures tell the story of the miraculous birth of Christ. The clothes of the three wise men are truly beautiful and deserve a good look.

Useful information

Address : 

SS114, 95024 Acireale

Nearby tourist attractions

Villa Belvedere
Villa Belvedere
From the panoramic terrace overlooking
0:30
Santa Maria della Scala
Santa Maria della Scala
Centring on the 17C chiesa madre that it
0:30
Acireale Puppet museum
Acireale Puppet museum
The museum exhibits traditional Acireale
Acireale Cathedral (Duomo)
Acireale Cathedral (Duomo)
The cathedral is dedicated to the
0:15
Piazza San Domenico
Piazza San Domenico
This square is bordered by the Baroque
0:15
Cathedral square (Piazza del Duomo)
Cathedral square (Piazza del Duomo)
The square, formerly Piazza del Cinque d
0:30
See all

Other ideas « Patrimony »

Santa Maria della Scala
Santa Maria della Scala
Centring on the 17C chiesa madre that it
0:30
Acireale Cathedral (Duomo)
Acireale Cathedral (Duomo)
The cathedral is dedicated to the
0:15
Piazza San Domenico
Piazza San Domenico
This square is bordered by the Baroque
0:15
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Acireale Puppet museum
Acireale Puppet museum
The museum exhibits traditional Acireale
Acireale Cathedral (Duomo)
Acireale Cathedral (Duomo)
The cathedral is dedicated to the
0:15
Saint-Sebastian's Basilica of Acireale
Saint-Sebastian's Basilica of Acireale
The basilica has a beautiful baroque
0:15
See all