Presepe Vivente Granaiola

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.

Presepe Vivente

Presepe Vivente

Presepe Vivente

Presepe Vivente

My friend Paola managed to get her photo taken with baby Jesus, played wonderfully by Rafael Kniver.

Presepe Vivente

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.

Living nativity

One of the most delightful events to happen in Bagni di Lucca is coming up. The Presepe Vivente will be held on 4th December. This year it will be in Pieve di Monti di Villa. The residents have been busy preparing the village. Paul Davies dropped in to take some photos.

Living nativity

Living nativity

Living nativity

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This is an event not to be missed.

Living natvity

Living nativity

 

Presepe Vivente

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.

David Bonaventuri Presepe Vivente

David Bonaventuri Presepe Vivente

Paul Anthony Davies lives in San Cassiano and is clearly passionate about his subject.

Paul Anthony Davies Presepe Vivente

Paul Anthony Davies Presepe Vivente

Valerio Ceccarelli  captured the spirit and the culmination of the event, complete with donkey, 3 wise men, Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.

Valerio Ceccarelli Presepe Vivente

Valerio Ceccarelli Presepe Vivente

Valerio Ceccarelli Presepe Vivente

 

 

Valerio Ceccarelli Presepe Vivente

Valerio Ceccarelli Presepe Vivente

Valerio Ceccarelli Presepe Vivente

Valerio Ceccarelli Presepe Vivente

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.