GENGA

LIVING CRIB

Along the Gorge of Frasassi, in an extraordinary scenery, take place 200 people with original and typical suits. It is reputed as one of the most important and evocative living Cribs. The representation is a living exposition ; arts and labours are effectively executed. Ascending the slope you encounter huts and residences animated by characters who undertake their roles in artistic and multiform manner. Next to the Cave, when the track is easier, the crowd is excited , and the sound of bagpipes permeates the place with Christmas songs, inviting the believers to celebrate the New-born.

The Crib shows all the typical labours of the time , and each of them is performed with the methods of that primitive art. A natural limestone hut houses the Nativity; a living scene, a throbbing baby warmed up by a donkey. At night all the torches along the track are lighted, and trembling because of the wind, give fascination and poetry to an extraordinary event that still maintains the mystery of God become Infant on the roads of the World.

Consorzio Frasassi - Largo Leone XII, n 1 - 60040 Genga (AN) - grotte@frasassi.com - PEC: frasassi@pec.it - P.Iva 00222050429