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Saint Lucy's Fair, Portico dei Servi, Bologna
Bologna

The traditional Christmas market of Saint Lucie under the Portico dei Servi in Strada Maggiore, Bologna.

Although the materials are changing (plastic tend to replace terracotta), these little nativity statues still fascinate customers of every age.

Copyright: Alessandro ugazio
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10620x5310
Hochgeladen: 16/12/2010
Aktualisiert: 10/04/2012
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Tags: "saint lucie fair" "portico dei servi" bologna "strada maggiore" "christmas market"; santons; presepio; "nativity statues"
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