Casole d'Elsa (Siena) from 26 December - Boxing Day - 6 January - Epiphany - will host the traditional Nativity. The Casolese commemoration of the Nativity is among the most popular in Tuscany and has gained resonance even in Rai TV and in foreign media.
An entire portion of the village is transformed into a village from another time, more than 150 animated figures in period costume. The clothes are recreated with historical accuracy to the point of aging tissues with proper treatment. Cellars and streets are lit by torches decorated with poor materials. Barter goods to market, in the workshops is hot work. While shepherds caring for live animals and bonfires to warm themselves, the soldiers supervise the census and inns welcome travelers.
At the hut with the Holy Family, in the representation of the three wise men arriving on January 6 on real camels bearing gifts for Jesus, who - the only exception to the rule of strict fidelity in reconstruction - is a doll that was blessed on Christmas Eve with all other households Casolese Infant cribs.
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