Tradition of medieval nativity scenes

It is a tradition in the small towns and villages of Italy to organize nativity scenes during the Christmas until January 6, the day of Epiphany.

These nativities are often in "medieval style". In the village of Canale Monterano, about 50 km north of Rome, this year the nativity scene has been prepared within the ruins of the homonymous old medieval town.

The atmosphere was very impressive, the costumes of the figures very beautiful, and the old church next to the village, illuminated with various colors, served as the backdrop to this event reminiscent of the birth of Jesus.

Sunset over the ruins

Facade of an old building in ruins

Nobles in the medieval living nativity scene

Nobles at medieval banquet

Craftsman at work

Craftsman at work for making baskets

Brazier for cooking roasted chestnuts

A brazier for melting iron

Forging a horseshoe

Nativity scene

Arts and crafts in nativity scene

Ruined church

Images collage of colored ruined church

Photo credits: , Claudio Balducelli.

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