Posted by: Debra Kolkka | May 8, 2018

A special nativity scene

In the Abbazia di San Michele Arcangelo on the island of Procida is a nativity scene made almost entirely of sea shells.

Nativity scene Procida

Somebody clearly took a lot of time to create the little scene which includes some daily life scenes as well as the wise men, shepherd and the baby Jesus with Mary and Joseph in the stable.

Nativity scene Procida

Nativity scene Procida


Nativity scene Procida

Nativity scene Procida

Nativity scene Procida

I love to find these little treasures on my travels. I am constantly amazed by the things that people do.



  1. Seashell crafts are very popular and have a long tradition in that area of Italy. Souvenir and craft shops have plenty of boxes and other objects decorated with seashells. I have seen very small nativity sets, but not such a large and elaborated one.

    • I have never seen anything like this…quite amazing.

  2. Soooo cute. Definitely a lot of hard work and patience invested in this nativity scene. 🙂

    • I couldn’t find any information about the Presepe unfortunately.

  3. very nice posts. really to be appreciated awsome and a great stuff keep posting like this.having a great smile here .too good

  4. nice

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