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  Living nativity in Orvieto, Pozzo della Cava
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As Italy is a very religious country, Christmas is very highly celebrated. And in many Italian cities and villages you will see “living” nativities, where not only puppets are displayed, but real people take over the role of Joseph, Maria and Jesus. I once saw photos of these nativities on Diana’s Vatican page and since then this concept fascinated me. But I haven’t been in Italy during Christmas time so far.
In Orvieto I saw photos of their nativity scene in Pozzo della Cava and this one was even more fascinating, as it was set up in the caves with special illumination.

Living nativities are called presepe viventi and the website below lists some of the ones for Umbria. But there are more, as the one in Orvieto is not listed.
So be prepared, when you are travelling in Umbria during Christmas season, and ask if there is one near your destination(s).

Website: http://www.lamiaumbria.it/presepe.asp

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  • Updated Nov 8, 2008
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