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Passport to the Genoese Cribs

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To mark the 800th anniversary of the Greccio Crib, the Municipality of Genoa has promoted a wonderful initiative entitled Passport to the Cribs, the aim of which is to encourage the Genoese and tourists to visit the numerous cribs set up in and around the city centre.

The initiative consists in visiting the seasonal or permanent cribs located in the various Churches, Museums and Associations in Genoa, and having a stamp affixed to them certifying their visit.

On 4 February 2024, it will be possible to take part in the competition in which the crib visitors with the highest number of stamps in their passport will be rewarded.

Passport to the Genoese Cribs

When

From 1 December 2023 to 2 February 2024.

Where

Churches, Museums and Associations located in and around Genoa.

Below is a list of the cribs taking part in the initiative.

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Passport to the Genoese Cribs: list of participating cribs

  • Christmas exhibition

Capuchin Friars – Genoa Capuchin Museum Exhibition, Viale IV Novembre 5 (entrance from Via B. Bosco behind Palazzo di Giustizia).
Opening dates from 2 December to 4 February 2024.
Opening hours Tuesday to Sunday 15:00-18:30, Thursday 10:00-13:00/14:30-18:30.

Special openings: 25, 26 December and 1 January 16:00-18:30; January 15:00-18:30.
Contact – Telephone 390108592759.

  • Holy Father’s Crib

Capuchin Friars, Piazza dei Cappuccini 1.
Opening dates from 25 December to 6 January 2024 daily. From 7 January to 2 February on request.
Opening hours by stamp from 25 December to 6 January 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon and 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. From 7 January to 2 February on request.
Contact telephone 390108392307.

  • St. Barnabas Crib

Capuchin Friars, Piazza S. Barnaba 29.
Opening dates from 25 December to 2 February 2024.
Opening hours Monday 3.30 p.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., holidays 9.30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Contact email [email protected]

  • Greccio Crib

Capuchin Friars, via Domenico Chiodo 55.

Open from 25 December to 2 February 2024.

Opening hours for stamp weekdays 9:30-11:30 and 15:00-17:00, holidays 9:00-10:00 and 15:00-18:00.

  • St. Bernardine Crib

Capuchin Friars, Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes and San Bernardino, Upper San Rocchino 51.
Opening dates from 25 December to 2 February 2024.
Opening hours weekdays 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., holidays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Contact – Telephone 390108392106.

  • San Martino Hospital Crib

Capuchin Friars, San Martino Hospital Church Largo Benzi, 10.
Opening dates from 24 December to 2 February 2024.
Opening hours Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Contact – Telephone 390105552225.

  • The boat crib
boccadasse

Pro Loco Boccadasse, Piazza Nettuno (Boccadasse).
Opening dates open-air crib, always visitable.
Opening hours for stamping at local shopkeepers.

  • Crib at the Molo

Church of San Marco al Molo – Via del Molo 18, Porto Antico.
Opening dates from 4 December to 5 January 2024.
Opening hours by stamp on weekdays 4-6 pm, on public holidays also 10-11 am.

  • Bethlehem Crib

Parish SS. Annunziata di Sturla, via della Vergine Genova Sturla.
Opening dates – from 8th December to 9th January 2024.
Opening hours by stamp – Monday to Saturday 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Contacts – Telephone 393357231362.

  • Visit to the crib

Brignoline Sisters, viale Virginia Centurione Bracelli 13.
Opening dates – 24 December to 2 February 2024.
Opening hours by stamp – every day 9am-12pm/3pm-6pm.
Contact – Telephone 39010825728.

  • Rio Torbido Crib

Salita Massiglione 4 uni, Genova Struppa.
Opening dates – every day from 8 December to 31 January 2024. Closed at Christmas and Boxing Day.
Opening hours for stamping – every day from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Contact – Telephone 393474289015.

  • Nativity Passport: Nativity in the Woods
viganego

Confraternity of San Bartolomeo di Viganego, hamlet of Bargagli.
▶ If you want more information on the Crib in the Woods, you can read more HERE.

  • Crib of the Conventual Franciscan Friars

Church of San Francesco d’Albaro, via Albaro 33.
Opening dates – from 8 December to 21 January 2024.

Opening hours for stamping – every day 9:00-11:45 am – 4:00-6:30 pm.
Contact – Telephone 393472527267.

  • ArciConfraternita Santo Rosario dei Turchini Crib

ArciConfraternita Santo Rosario dei Turchini of Nervi.

The oratory is located in via Chiesa Plebana Genova Nervi.
Opening dates – from 8 December 2023 to 15 January 2024. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays.
Opening hours by stamp – public holidays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. – weekdays 4 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Contacts – Telephone 393396544858.

  • In the heart of Genoa

Arciconfraternita San Martino di Pegli, in the oratory in via Beato Martino da Pegli 24.
Opening dates every Sunday from 08.12.2023 to 07.01.2024, 25 December and 1 and 6 January 2024.
Opening hours per stamp – 10:00-12:00 and non-holiday Tuesdays 21:00-23:00.
Contact – Telephone 393245987124.

  • Nativity scene in the desert

Parish San Martino di Struppa, Salita Costa e Poggio 2.
Opening dates 23-24-26-30-31 December and 1-6-7 January 2024.
Opening hours for stamping 15:00-18:00.
Contact[email protected]

  • Mechanized Crib

Parish of St. Giuseppe B. Cottolengo, via Cellini 26 (c/o P. Solari)
Opening dates – from 24.12.2023 to 31.01.2024.
Opening hours by stamp – Monday to Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Sunday and holidays (25 December, 01 and 06 January) 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Contact – Telephone 39010515252.

  • Exhibition of cribs in Voltri

Confraternita S. Ambrogio di Voltri, Oratorio di Sant’Ambrogio, Via Poerio 9.
Opening dates – 25.12.2023 to 07.01.2024.
Opening hours for stamping – 15:30-18:30.
Contact[email protected]

  • Passport to the Genoese Nativity Scenes: The Good News

Church of S. M. Maddalena and S. Girolamo Emiliani, Piazza della Maddalena 11.
Opening dates – from 26.11.2023 to 28.01.2024.
Opening hours for stamp – Monday to Friday 9-12 and 15-18 at Casa dellla Maddalena Parish Offices. Saturday and Sunday 10-11 a.m. and 5-6 p.m.
Contact – Telephone 393664351857.

  • Staglieno Artistic Crib

Oratory of San Bartolomeo di Staglieno, Salita alla Chiesa di Staglieno 13.
Opening dates 8-9-10-17-23-24-25-26-30-31 December and 1-6-7-14-21-28 January 2024.
Opening hours 2.30-6 p.m. (8-25-26-December) and 1-6 January from 3-6 p.m.
Contact – Telephone 393406612088.

  • Crib of Traso

Parish church S. Ambrogio – Traso di Bargagli, piazza 11 Febbraio 1.
Opening dates 23-24-25-26-30-31 December and 1-6-7-14 January.
Opening hours for stamping 15:00-18:00.
Contacts – Telephone 393381123664.

  • The Crib in Caprafico

Parish and Confraternity S. Maria Assunta di Caprafico, via Guglielmo Oberdan 18, Genova Nervi.
Opening dates from 8th December to 7th January 2024.
Opening hours by stamp 09-12 and 16:30-19.
Contacts – Telephone 390103202097.

  • San Bartolomeo della Certosa Mechanized Crib

Parish San Bartolomeo della Certosa, via San Brunone 3.
Opening dates from 25.12.23 to 07.01.24 and from 8 to 28 January only Saturdays and Sundays.
Opening hours by stamp 10-12 and 15-19.
Contact – Telephone 393501998559.

  • Solidarity Christmas crib
Genoa Crib Passport

St. Nicholas Market, Piazza Piccapietra.
Opening dates from 01 December to 23 December 2023.
Opening hours by stamp every day 09:00-19:00.
Contact[email protected]

  • Exhibition of cribs and dioramas – Pontedecimo

Circolo Culturale La Via del Sale, Sala Blu – Via Beata Chiara 3R.
Opening dates from 8.12.2023 to 3.02.2024.
Opening hours for stamping 15:30-18:00. After Epiphany Fridays and Saturdays 10:00-12:00.
Contact – Telephone 393495243376.

  • Outdoor Crib – Pontedecimo

Circolo Culturale La Via del Sale, open-air nativity scene in the garden of the S. Giacomo Parish Church in Pontedecimo.
Opening dates from 24 December to 3 February 2024.
Opening hours for stamping 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily.
Contacts – Telephone 393495243376.

  • The Cribs of Palazzo Rosso

Strada Nuova Museums – Palazzo Rosso, Strada Nuova Museums Bookshop.
Opening dates from 7 December to 18 February 2024 with museum ticket. Closed on non-holiday Mondays.
Opening hours Tuesday to Friday 9am-6.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9.30am-6.30pm.
Contact – Telephone 390102759185.

  • Passport to the Genoese Nativity Scenes: Nativity by Arturo Martini

Gallery of Modern Art – Via Capolungo 9, Genova Nervi.
Opening dates Tuesday to Sunday, permanent collection with museum ticket.
Opening hours by stamp 11am-5pm.
Contacts – Telephone 390105576976.

  • Pine Crib

Parish of S.Pietro di Pino, via alla Chiesa di Pino 28 Pino Soprano.
Opening dates 24-25-26-30-31 December and 1-6-7-14 January 2024.
Opening hours by stamp from 24 December to 23 January.
25 December 9:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon and 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m
26 December: 9:45-12:00 and 15:00-19:00
30 December: 15:00-19:00
31 December and 1, 6, 7, 14 January: 9:45-12:00 and 15:00-19:00
Contact Telephone 393459076950.

  • The crib of details

Oratorio Sant’Alberto di San Siro di Struppa, via di Creto 37.
Opening dates : 8 to 24 December and 13 to 28 January 2024.
Opening hours from 8th to 24th December and from 13th to 28th January only pre-holidays 14:30-17:30 and holidays 10:30-13 and 14:30-17:30.
From 25 December to 7 January daily: weekdays 14:30-18:30 and holidays 10:30-13 and 14:30-18:30.
Contact – Telephone 39010808643.

  • Wax micro-crib by Johann Baptist Cetto

Museo dell’Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti, Largo Pertini 4.
Opening dates 9 December to 3 February 2024, Tuesday to Saturday.
Opening hours by stamp 14:30-18:30.
Contacts – Telephone 39010560131.

  • The Nativity Scenes of Palazzo Tursi

Palazzo Tursi, Via Garibaldi 9.
Opening dates from 8 December 2023 to 7 January 2024.
Opening hours for stamping Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm (stamp at IAT offices).

  • Permanent exhibition of cribs
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Sanctuary of Nostra Signora della Guardia, Piazza Santuario 4 Ceranesi.
Opening dates from 8 December to 7 January 2024 (Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays).
Opening hours by stamp Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., on other days by appointment. Continue reading

  • Permanent Crib of the Madonnetta
 madonnetta crib

Madonnetta Sanctuary, Salita della Madonnetta 5.
Permanent opening dates .
Timetable open daily 10-12 a.m. and 3.30-7 p.m.
Contact – Telephone 390107235813.

If you want more information about the Shrine and its crib, you can read this article.

  • Historical Crib of the Dukes of Galliera

Community of the Itinerant Poor Clares, piazza Santuario delle Grazie 1 Genova Voltri.
Opening dates from 8th December to 4th February 2024.
Opening hours for stamping every day 7am-7pm.
Contacts – Telephone 393334559381.

  • Genoa Nativity Scene Passport: San Donato Nativity Scene

Parish of San Donato, Piazza San Donato.
Opening dates from 8 December to 17 January 2024.
Opening hours weekdays 10 a.m. – 12 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m., except Monday mornings.

Public holidays 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon.
Contact – Telephone 393339754849.

  • St. Matthew’s Crib

Parish Church of St. Matthew, Piazza San Matteo.
Opening dates from 8 December to 17 January 2024.
Opening hours weekdays 10 a.m.-12 noon and 3 p.m.-7 p.m. except Monday mornings; public holidays 9.30 a.m.-12 noon.
Contact – Telephone 393339754849.

  • Exhibition of Cribs at the Shrine of Our Lady of Acquasanta

Santuario N.S. dell’Acquasanta, Piazza Chiesa dell’Acquasanta.
Opening dates from 8th December to 14th January 2024.
Opening hours by stamp 8 December 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. / 2 p.m. – 6 p.m;
9 December 15:00 – 18:00;
10 December 9:30 – 12:00 / 15:00 – 18:00;
16 December 15:00 – 18:00;
17 December 9:30 – 12:00 / 15:00 – 18:00;
23 December 15:00 – 18:00;
24 December 9:30 – 12:00 / 15:00 – 18:00;
25, 26, 30 December 15:00 – 18:00;
31 December 9:30 – 12:00 / 15:00 – 18:00.
1, 6 January 15:00 – 18:00;
7 January 9:30 – 12:00 / 15:00 – 18:00;
14 January 15:00 – 18:00
Contact – Telephone 393393984289.

  • Crib of Our Lady of the Mount
Genoa Crib Passport

Sanctuary Nostra Signora del Monte, Salita Nuova N.S. del Monte 21.
Opening dates and times by stamp from 25 December to 4 February 2024 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. or by appointment by calling 393470502409
▶ If you would like more information about the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Mount, you can read more HERE.

  • Crib Convent Daughters of St Joseph

Convent Daughters of St. Joseph, Salita inferiore San Rocchino 15.
Opening dates from 25 December to 7 January 2024.
Opening hours for stamping from 15:30 to 17:30.
Contact – Telephone 390108393034.

  • Cathedral Crib

Cathedral of San Lorenzo, Piazza San Lorenzo.
Open from 8 December to 7 January 2024.
Opening hours by stamp 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. / 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

  • Crib Basilica of San Siro

Basilica of San Siro, Via S. Siro 4.
Opening dates from 25 December to 2 February 2024.
Opening hours weekdays 9:00 – 12:00 and 16:00 – 19:00.

Holidays 9:30 – 12:30 and 17:00 – 18:30.

Contact – Telephone 390102461674.

  • Ceramic Nativity Scene of Eliseo Salino

Sanctuary of the Infant Jesus of Prague, piazza S. Bambino 1 Arenzano.
Opening dates permanent crib.
Opening hours for stamp Sunday and holidays 9:00 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 18:30. Monday – Saturday 9:00 – 12:00 and 14:30 – 18:00.
Contact – Telephone 393664563285.

  • Nativity of St. Philip Neri

Church of San Filippo Neri, Via Lomellini 10.
Opening dates from 17 December to 7 January 2024.
Opening hours weekdays 9am-12pm and 4.30pm-7.30pm. Holidays 9:00-12:00 and 17:30-19:00.
Contact – email [email protected]

  • Crib E. O. Galliera Hospitals

E. O. Ospedali Galliera, entrance via Volta 8.
Opening dates from 15 December to 7 January 2024.
Opening hours for stamping 13-15 at the Public Relations Office located on ground floor 0B7.
Contact – Telephone 390105632090.

Out-of-town bonuses

For cribs set up in Churches or Museums located outside the municipality of Genoa, an additional bonus will be awarded.

These are the Crib in the Wood of Viganego, the Crib set up in the Parish of Traso (Bargagli), the Crib inside the Sanctuary of N.S. della Guardia and the one inside the Sanctuary of the Infant Jesus of Prague, in Arenzano.

Passport to the Genoese Cribs: affiliated kiosks

Each organisation (church, museum, etc.) participating in the Crib Passport initiative has a certain number of passports to give to visitors to have their stamp affixed.

If by some misfortune the passports run out, they can be picked up free of charge at the newsstand.

Below you will find a list of the newsstands that have an agreement to distribute the crib passport.

List of participating newsstands

City HallAddress of participating newsstands
Bassa ValbisagnoPiazza Terralba 43R
Bassa ValbisagnoSan Fruttuoso – Corso Sardegna 305 R
Bassa ValbisagnoPiazza Martinez 29 B/R
Centre EastPrincipe Station – Piazza Acquaverde 1R
Centre EastPortoria – Piazza De Ferrari 32 A – R
Centre EastOld Town – Piazza Sarzano
West CentreSampierdarena – Via Palazzo della Fortezza 47 R
Centre WestVia Rolando 2 r
LevanteSturla – Piazza Ragazzi 99 – 3R
LevanteNervi – Piazza Pittaluga 6 A – R
LevanteNervi – Via Oberdan 171 B – R
LevanteQuinto – Via Quinto 56 A – R
Media ValbisagnoStruppa – Via Struppa 24 C
Media ValbisagnoMolassana – Via Piacenza 287 B
Middle LevanteBoccadasse – Via De Gasperi 2 R
Middle EastBrignole – Piazza Verdi Station – Railway Station Atrium
Medio LevanteSan Martino – Corso Gastaldi 2
Medio LevanteFoce – Via Riamssa 134 R
Medio LevanteAlbaro – Via albaro 20 R
Medio LevanteFoce – Via Pisacane 1 – corner of Piazza Palermo
Medio LevanteAlbaro – Via Righetti 16 R
Medio LevanteAlbaro – Piazza Leopardi 1A – R
Medio PonenteSestri – Piazza Ranco 16 R
PonentePegli – Via Rizzo 24 A
ValpolceveraCertosa – Via Canepari 117- 121 R
ValpolceveraVia Piombino 1 r

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