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Valtopina's Nativity Scene

Valtopina’s Nativity Scene

This is the finished Nativity Scene in Valtopina.

It’s a little piece of the Holy Land based on a theme of mountains and caves, with miniature tableaux of activity tucked into pockets of the landscape.

A cascade of water runs continually from the highest point.

The Holy Family is hidden in a cave in the centre with the Christ Child lying on straw between an ox and an ass.

The orange notice at the back proclaims that the scene improves each year (thanks to our contributions). It’s certainly the most elaborate I’ve seen yet.

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