The event, organized by the 'Cultural Association "Living Museum" of Custer, came to the XXX edition, is known throughout Italy thanks to the evocative power of images, originality, poise and pathos of interpretation of the characters, and emotions that can arouse. The "show" takes place in the village Scurati, a reality of rural homes scattered, as in a crib next to a context of natural caves that open on tall cliffs. These include the Cave Mangiapane, whose walls are leaning, mantenutesi intact over time, delightful little houses, stables and a bread oven, built by a family of shepherds in the middle of the 900 and 800. Behind the village, the Gulf of Erice, nestled between hood and lace Pizzolungo. In this magical location every year for 30 years, an entire local community and the last Sicilian craftsmen-artists to come together to give the scene a "unique and unforgettable show." The visitors-viewers through the places set up in close contact with more than 150 characters, which faithfully reproduce the execution of trades and scenes / places increasingly rare. To recreate environments, crafts and costumes involved is the University of Palermo, via the Institute of Anthropological and geographical sciences, museological service, the Faculty of Humanities. In thirty years of performances, there were over 400 000 visitors - the Nativity of Custonaci spectators, sometimes with peaks higher than 20 000 annual visitors.
Open to public: 25, December 27, 2011 - 2, 3, 5, 7 January 2012 from 16.00 to 20.00 (last admission 19.00) December 26, 2011 - 6, 8 January 2012 from 16.00 to 21.00 (last admission at 20:00)
PLACE OF THE EVENT
COMMENT "LIVING NATIVITY SCENE OF CUSTONACI"
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