I would love to have been at the Presepe Vivente in Granaiola on the weekend. This event is one of the most delightful things to happen in Bagni di Lucca. The whole community gets involved, turning an ancient village into living theatre.
Local photographer David Bonaventuri took these amazing photos. Please look at his Facebook page for more and while you are there see the amazing photos he takes of our beautiful area.
My friend Paola managed to get her photo taken with baby Jesus, played wonderfully by Rafael Kniver.
She took photos too.
I know the event was enjoyed by all who participated. I will have to stay on through December one year to see it for myself.
It is wonderful to see how the Italian people keep these old traditions alive through participation.
I think so too. It’s great that so many people become involved.
I, too, love how the local townspeople get involved! Nice post
This is a wonderful event.
It looks fabulous – and the photos capture the mood – I haven’t had a Christmas in Italy for about 8 years – will have to remedy that
I really want to be part of this one year.
Isn’t that so lovely – what a fabulous community and great Christmas Spirit
I think it is great to see the villages come alive for this event.
I’d really love to see a live Nativity scene. I’ve seen photos and even videos. It seems even smaller towns stage these events. What wonderful way to bring the town together in the Christmas spirit. Thanks for sharing your experience!
Presepe Vivente are popular in Italy. I think it is a lovely thing for a community to do.