The Presepe Vivente, or Living Nativity was held this year in Monti di Villa. The whole village is involved and the residents all take their parts. Everyone dresses up and takes on a role from times past.
3 local photographers were on hand to record the wonderful event…a working peace of art and heritage.
David Bonaventuri is from Montefegstesi. Here are his terrific photos. I particularly love his portraits of the fabulous faces.
Paul Anthony Davies lives in San Cassiano and is clearly passionate about his subject.
Valerio Ceccarelli captured the spirit and the culmination of the event, complete with donkey, 3 wise men, Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.
Thank you to all 3 photographers for allowing us to share the event.
For more photos of the Presepe Vivente see Bagni di Lucca and Beyond.