Garfagnana, in the Christmas period, is dressed in magic. Visiting the many small and picturesque villages, you can lose yourself to admire beautiful nativity scenes. Among the nativity scenes in Garfagnana are famous some historical representations interpreted by characters in period costume, events that revive the ancient atmosphere, just like traveling through time. Let’s discover together the events and the nativity scenes to discover in Garfagnana during the Christmas holidays.
Pieve Fosciana, exhibition of nativity scenes
The village of Pieve Fosciana is known as “the village of nativity scenes“. You can discover over 30 different nativity scenes. It is a characteristic and evocative exhibition, unmissable for anyone who has organized a stay in Garfagnana during the Christmas holidays.
The train of nativity scenes
This initiative aims to support sustainable tourism. Along the Via del Volto Santo, from Lucca to Aulla, the train of nativity scenes will stop at Aqui Terme, close to Fivizzano, where a beautiful scenic nativity scenes is set up.
Cribs in Garfagnana: Palleroso
During the discovery of the nativity scenes in Garfagnana, you can come across entire countries transformed into exciting outdoor sceneries. This is the case of Palleroso: there is an artistic nativity scene developing along the streets of the town. You can visit it throughout the holiday season.
The Living Nativity Scene of Barga and that of Ghivizzano
If you want to live the emotion of a journey through time, the living nativity scene of Barga will not disappoint you. Beautiful was also the living nativity scene of Ghivizzano, stopped in the last two years because of the Covid. We hope to be able to return to admire it soon.
Nativity scenes in Garfagnana
In addition to visiting the beautiful nativity scenes in Garfagnana, you should know that in this part of Tuscany you can buy beautiful plaster nativity figurines, strictly handmade and hand painted.
The tradition of plaster processing has been handed down for generations, especially in Mediavalle. The figurines are exported all over the world, and have made famous the companies that produce them all the way to America.
The characters of the nativity scene made by a company in Bagni di Lucca are even exhibited in Piazza San Pietro, in the Vatican. In Coreglia Antelminelli you can visit the museum of the plaster figurine and emigration, which tells this fascinating story, with a collection of over 1300 creations.
In many stores in Garfagnana you can buy original and high quality plaster nativity figurines, perfect to make even more impressive your and high quality. We will be happy to give you more information, if you are interested, during your stay in La Pozza, Holiday House in Garfagnana.