Rome 2018

The Jesolo Sand Nativity in the arms of St. Peter’s square.

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How the art of the sand sculptors met the Nativity, renewing the centuries-old tradition of the manger scene and creating over the years an event of global appeal.

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Veduta di Jesolo e Natività 2011

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  • This year the theme of the traditional sand nativity scene is "The Beatitudes". The unveiling of the sculptures will take place on 7 December at 4 pm in Piazza Marconi ....

  • Next 7 December will be the long awaited moment of the "unveiling" of Jesolo Sand Nativity in Matera, the European capital of culture 2019 ....

  • Il sogno di un'intera Città si è avverato. Davanti ad un pubblico visibilmente emozionato, il Sand Nativity 2018 è stato “svelato” nel cuore di Piazza San Pietr...

  • The press conference to present the "Jesolo Sand Nativity 2018", that will be sculpted in St. Peter's Square in Rome.

Previous editions

Sand Nativity 2017

The marvellous sculptures of the latest edition of the Sand Nativity, based on the theme “Go and do the same yourself”, in a captivating complete photo tour.

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From 2002 to 2016

The best works created in recent years, a journey through a plastic art that fascinates and inspires thousands of visitors from around the world each Christmas.

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Insights

Veduta Jesolo
The town of Jesolo

The Adriatic beach beloved throughout Europe, just a short distance from Venice.

Artista che lavora la sabbia
The Artists

The best international sand sculptors gathered for a global event.

Papa Francesco di Sabbia
Charity

The constant commitment to implement solidarity projects around the world.

Press Review

The main news from the press and TV on the Jesolo Sand Nativity event.