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The Nativity In The Well At Orvieto

The Nativity in the Well at Orvieto

Orvieto from 12/23/2017 to 01/07/2018
Type of event:
  • Art and Culture
  • Religious festivals
Via della Cava 28
Phone: 0763 342 373


27th Edition of the Nativity in the Well

From 23th December 2015 to 10 January 2016, don't miss the traditional Nativity-Event of Orvieto, located in the basements of the Cava Well.

To allow the visit at the Nativity, extraordinary opening every day from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.

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The Nativity in the Well between the events of the Jubilee

This year the exhibition is inserted between the events of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, and it follows the theme of the Scandal Man: the Nativity scenes retrace the life of Jesus and they use compassion as a key to interpretate the most important episodes of his life, told backwards by himself.

The extraordinary nature of the Nativity in the Well is certainly his unique location, inside the archeological complex of the Cava Well, in the medieval heart of the city of Orvieto.

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The Cava Well is an exceptional place of its kind, rich in archeological discoveries, tunnels and beautiful caves. In particular, in the last big room, an Etruscan cave of 14 meters of height, you can find a spiral pattern from the bottom to the top that let you admire the Nativity scenes in all theirs grandeur.

This is a very original visit, a charming experience in addition to an unusual discovery of Orvieto's Undergrounds and all the centuries of history that crossed it.

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The charme of the historical representation

The mystery of the undergrounds and the archeological findings, from the Etruscans to the Middle Age, from the Renaissance until the last recent renovation, is combined in the Nativity of the Well with the beauty of the historical reconstruction .

Costumes, ornaments, settings... all the elements of the Nativity of the Well are made in order to comply as much as possible the original one, and to create a representation very close to the reality of Palestine at the time of Jesus Christ.

In addition, this year the performance will be full of special effects, with dioramas and scenes populated by mechanical characters at eye level that will be very realistic.


For more information, visit the official site !