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Living Nativity Scene Recited By The Children In The Crib Village, First Edition

Living Nativity scene recited by the children in the Crib village, first edition

Foligno from 12/26/2012 to 01/06/2013
Type of event:
  • Art and Culture
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Folklore
  • Exhibit
Pale di Foligno
Phone: (+39) 0742 311515
Fax: (+39) 0742 660216


The Umbria is full of Christmas cribs. Of all types and sizes. But that which for the first time will host Pale of Foligno, a medieval village at the foot of the Mount of Pale, Menotre Valley, will be special. In fact, on December 26th, 2012 and January 6th, 2013, from 17:00 to 19:00 with continuous representations and free entry, Presepe Vivente recitato dai Bambini nel paese Presepe (Living Nativity scene recited by the children in the Crib village. Pale is called "The crib village" of the Umbria, ed).

Will be about 40 the "actors in miniature", in handmade costumes, to represent through the streets of the little agglomerate 3 scenes of Jesus' birth:

  • the Angel's announcement to Mary. Observable entering the first door of the castle walls, within the ancient borgo and in a natural environment;
  • Mary visiting her cousin Elizabeth. In the square of the Chiesa Maria will go and see her cousin Elizabeth and, in an atmosphere of country life, the square will be set up to look like the most faithful as possible to Ain Karem, according to tradition the village where lived Elizabeth and Zechariah;
  • left the Church square, and Ain Karem, the visitor will reach piazza Elisei and Bethlehem in the evening of the Nativity. 2 children will knock at two taverns to ask to spend the night, but will be rejected and will have to take refuge in an old hut, set up at the center of the square. Little farther on the shepherds, who bask in the glowing fire in the night, will be invited by the Angel to go to the hut. Closely followed by The Three Wise Men who, descending from the adjacent street, they too will go to adore the Child.

As already mentioned, the squares and the streets will be set up following a meticulous historical reconstruction even in the case of typical objects, noises and sounds. In addition for the whole village will spread an enchanting musical carpet.

Fabrizio Galeazzi

For more information contact the GUESIA VILLAGE HOTEL & SPA**** Ponte Santa Lucia, 46 (Foligno). Website, mail, Ph. (+39) 0742 311515, Fax (+39) 0742 660216.