Tradition of medieval nativity scenes

posted on 23rd of january, 2013

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

Comments (6)

Posted by Jdanne on January 28, 2013
Nice photos!
Posted by Laurasinelle on January 25, 2013
Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Chanevy on January 23, 2013
Thank you for sharing these beautiful images.
Posted by Egomezta on January 23, 2013
You have amazing images... Good luck.
Posted by Laurasinelle on January 23, 2013
Nice images! Thanks for sharing
Posted by Lenutaidi on January 23, 2013
Very beautiful!Thanks for sharing!

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Photo credits: Claudio Balducelli.

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