One of the most beloved traditions by everyone, from children to adults. A can't-miss event to celebrate christmas holidays at best.
A magical "jar of emotions" full of popular culture and traditions, a miniature world where figurines created by the skilled hands of local artisans come to life and accompany us in a unique and evocative atmosphere. The crib is this and much more, and each of us has at least a memory linked to it.
If you are nearby during the Christmas period, it is impossible not to visit at least one of these traditional cribs: among the oldest of the territory we find the artistic one of Oratorio dei Rossi in Gavi, in the heart of the historical center, which represents an amazing cross-section of Val Lemme area; you can visit it on the 24th, 26th and 31st of December, and again on the 1st, 6th, 7th, and 14th of January, from 10 to 12.30 and from 14.30 to 18.30.
A world of its own is that of the Via Interiore in Arquata Scrivia: a dip in the medieval past of the ancient village will lead you to the Gothic House, which every year hosts an incredible showing of hand-crafted, classic and mechanized cribs, and dioramas, accurate settings in reduced scale that recreate scenes of the Christian Nativity. A unicum of its kind that you can visit, from Saturday 8th to Sunday 20th January from 14.30 to18.30, on Sunday and during holidays 10-12 and 14.30-18.30.
We conclude with a surprise with a "guaranteed wow effect": from more than 30 years, every 24th of December from 21h, the characteristic historical center of Capriata d'Orba comes alive with the living crib: lights, sounds and colors transform this small village in a "contemporary Bethlehem" to evoke, as the tradition, the birth of Jesus. A magical tour able to merge the scenarios of the Piedmontese tradition and the charm of the Middle East for a truly unforgettable experience, that ends with hot pancakes and mulled wine for everyone.
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