A tradition of the Marche from Genga up to Falerone.
The living nativity is one of the most characteristic representations at Christmas in Italy. The first living nativity scene dates back to 1223, and was the work of Francesco d’Assisi in Greccio, near Rieti. From that year on, the art of the nativity has spread remaining clearly an Italian and Catholic tradition. However, it has been exported all over the world.
Also in the Marche there are many living nativity scenes and they are organized in the various municipalities. The scenes have not only a meaning for believers, you can find the representations of the arts and customs of that time. We suggest a path from the south to the north among the most beautiful ones we have visited.
THE PROVINCE OF ASCOLI PICENO
40th edition of the Living Nativity 26 December 2018, 17.00, Comunanza.
The living nativity scene of Grottammare, from 26 December to 6 January, the Old Incas – from 16.30 in Grottammare.
The living nativity of Altidona, the 25 December and 26 December in Altidona.
THE PROVINCE OF FERMO
The living nativity of Falerone, the Archaeological Park of Falerone, 26 December 2018, at 17:00 in Falerone.
THE PROVINCE OF MACERATA
The 28th edition of the Living Nativity, the 26 and 30 December 2018, 6 January 2019, in Potenza Picena.
The living nativity performed by the children of the childhood, 26 and 30 December from 16 to 18, in Morrovalle.
The way of the Living Nativity Scene in Cessapalombo.
THE PROVINCE OF ANCONA
Living nativity in Barbara the 25, 26 and 30 December, 1 and 6 January at 18:00 in Barbara.
The nativity of Genga 26 December and 30 December in Genga.
The living nativity country animated the 26 and 30 December from 16.30 to 19.30, and on the 5th January, the arrival of the three Kings from 20.30 to 22.30 in Serra San Quirico.
Xa edition of the Living Nativity of the Pietralacroce, 26 and 30 December 2018 – 1 and 6 January 2019 – from 17:00 to 19:30 in Pietralacroce.
XXXIV edition of the Living Nativity of the Castle of Precicchie the 26 December and 1 and 6 January in Fabriano.
THE PROVINCE OF PESARO URBINO
Living nativity scene of Piobbico.
The Living nativity of Gabicce Mare, on the 26th of December and the 6 January at 16 hours in Gabicce Monte