Viterbo Christmas Village and the “Van Gogh Shadow” exhibition!

Good afternoon sweeties and Happy New Year to you all!! How did you spend the first few days of the year? I am slowly recovering from dinners and late hours (I think I am beginning to feel my almost 30es :(… ouch).

This first week of the year, I have been here in Viterbo with my beardy boy and yesterday afternoon we took a nice stroll downtown to see the Christmas Village organized by Caffeina, a foundation created in 2012 with the aim of spreading the culture in the Viterbo area!

The Caffeina Christmas Village is absolutely adorable, with loads of attraction for the little ones and entertainment for adults. In the picturesque and welcoming market, with little wooden houses scattered around the village, you can find food and wine, crafts, gift ideas and candies to fill your Epiphany sock (there’s even a Kinder stand)!

For the past few weeks, and until the 8th of January, a myriad of twinkling lights make the medieval town of Viterbo a place of fairytale encounter with spectacular sights: the Santa’s House where you will meet the little bearded man and visit its headquarters through the Enchanted Theatre place where you’ll hear the many stories of the woods to the House of the Elves, where the little ones can come to greet their magical friends before overeating sweet chocolates in the Chocolate House!

Not to forget the largest indoor Nativity in the world, created in the basement of the wonderful Palace of the Popes and the Museum of the Nativity where you can admire the miniature reconstructions of most of the medieval views of the city!

These days the charming town of Viterbo gave its very best and in addition to the Caffeina Christmas Village I just talked to you about you can visit the beautiful “Van Gogh Shadow” exhibition in the city Hall, open to the public free of charge until the 8th of January.

Thanks to the splendid work of an Italian artist, Luca Agnani, the unique works of Van Gogh come alive. The beautiful video projection mapping technique made it possible to animate the paintings pulling out their true soul! A small and discreet but very special exhibition. I recommend it !!


If you decide to make a tour in central Italy this Epiphany, come and greet me in the heart of Tuscia!

Viterbo is waiting for you all!