#845 Vatican Nativity – No. 2

Acquired 2019

Our dear friends, Ann and Nino Bonfiglio, went on their dream trip -a three-week tour of Italy by cruise ship! We so enjoyed the Facebook pictures they continued to send to us from their awesome travels. Of course, one of the main stops was in Rome to visit the Vatican. It is always true, when on a tour, time is limited and rushed. That is what they felt as the visited the Vatican – waiting so many years to get to be there and then having to keep a tight time schedule with the group. Therefore, time in the Gift Shop was very short, but Ann was determined to bring a Vatican Nativity home to me!!!! She quickly saw this precious miniature piece designed in a cave with folksy Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus – and she knew instantly that was the one for me. With barely enough time to pay for it before having to board the bus, she accomplished her goal, and I am eternally grateful! The picture display on this page is “actual size” of this darling piece, about 2 ½”. Thank you, Ann & Nino. June 2019.