Italy: Joe Biden pops up in Naples Christmas crib

Nov 21, 2020 511

Naples is renowned for its Christmas crib tradition and each year people look forward to seeing who the "new entries" will be - often figures from the world of politics, sport or entertainment. It comes as now surprise, then, that US president-elect Joe Biden is the latest high-profile figure to be honoured by the great Neapolitan tradition, reports Italian news agency ANSA.

Biden's debut in a Naples crib scene comes courtesy of artisan Genny Di Virgilio who has reproduced a painted terracotta figurine of the future US president in the traditional techniques used by the master craftsmen of S. Gregorio Armeno.

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