Vatican city, night and day difference. In Piazza San Pietro (designed by Bernini), sits the largest manger scene in Rome. Ever year it's different. Designed by the winning bidder. This year, a sand castle....using 700 tons of sand, was designed by an American.
Side note - a big deal in Italy's nativity tradition, is placing baby Jesus in the manger on midnight of Christmas (usually by the youngest). Jesus doesn't make an appearance until then, because of course, he hasn't been born yet. Well, baby Jesus has apparently arrived early in St. Peter's Square and it's confusing the heck out of everyone.
We took a Christmas night tour throughout Rome and before we walked up to the manger, I told our guide about the prematurely born Jesus. He didn't believe me until he saw it for himself. Then he preceded to take a picture of the the manger so he could send it to his mother in law, stating "she's going to be soooooo mad"! 👼