EventsFriday 07 December 2018

Cribs in province Savona worth seeing [Photo gallery]

One of the attractions of this period are the cribs that are set up in parishes, convents but also in private facilities. Some have now become a tradition and every year attract hundreds of visitors.

Cribs in province Savona worth seeing [Photo gallery]

Let's start by pointing out two living nativity scenes that will take place in the days before Christmas and which have now become a popular tradition. At Segno (Vado Ligure) from 22 to 24 December to enter the ancient village you have to buy the "Palanche" that will allow you to taste typical products such as panissa, formaggetta, tripe ... ..

In Roccavignale (from the 22nd to the 24th), on the other hand, you will have to bring the Talents, coined for the occasion, to enter the village illuminated by wind torches that contribute to making the environment even more evocative.

Instead we see the permanent displays that deserve a visit.

Starting from the extreme west in Albenga at the Santuario di Pontelungo, it shows some cribs from the most traditional to the most innovative. Anyone can bring his crib and January 6 will be awarded the most voted. For info 0182.50700

Since 1997, the Varnapella Ethnographic Museum organizes from December 20 to January 6, the event entitled "Itinerary of Cribs". The event is inspired by a custom of the early twentieth century to expose the nativity scene at the windows, or in the rooms of the house on the ground floor. Toirano with the Borgo and its districts become the scenery of about 150 installations made by residents but also by artists from outside. For info 0182.989968

In Loano almost a race with a real itinerary. It starts from the Convent of Monte Carmelo which remains set up throughout the year. From December 8, open those of the Oratory Ns. of the SS. Rosario (Turchini), the Parish of Santa Maria Immacolata, the Oratory of San Giovanni Battista Bianchi and the Parish of Sant'Agostino and Santa Rita. The 18th opens the one of the Parish of St. Pius X and on the 24th the mechanized crib of the Parish of St. John the Baptist. For info on timetables 019.667827

At Pietra Ligure from 1979 in the Oratory of the SS Annunziata large traditional nativity scene visited by thousands of people with scenes typical of Liguria. Usually the inauguration takes place in the days before Christmas and can be visited every day until Epiphany.

Also in Borgio Verezzi thematic itinerary from 6 December to 6 January with Cribs of different shapes and materials made by the inhabitants and Verezzini traders in the most evocative corners of the country, between the villages.

- Every Saturday and Sunday from 5 pm, AriAperta organizes the Crib Tour starting from Piazza S.Agostino

- Every Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 3 to 6pm - At the headquarters of Via del Salto 1, International exhibition of cribs "The tower and the dream of the Nativity" curated by the City of Denice (AL) and exhibition of artistic cribs of Emilio Burri and Luciana Scarrone

In Finale Ligure there are two cribs to report. The mechanized one inside the Christmas Village of Giuele open every weekend and during all the Christmas holidays and the one set up at the Chiesa dei Neri in Final Marina with these times: The days 8, 12 and 13 from 10am to 12pm and from 3 to 7pm, Opening from December 19th every day until January 6th from 10am to 12.30pm and from 3.30pm to 7.30pm.

In Quiliano we point out the setting in the splendid frame of the Capuchin Convent which is inaugurated with the Christmas Mass and can be visited during the Christmas holidays.

In Savona do not miss the one at the Convent of the Capuchin Fathers in the district of Villetta, the nativity scene in the Church of Santa Rita in Via Collodi and the mechanical nativity scene of Anselmo Fontana at the Archconfraternity of the Holy Trinity, also in Via Collodi.

One of the most beautiful is certainly the mechanized crib visible in the Church of San Matteo in Luceto (Albisola Superiore) that faithfully reproduces the landscape of the town with Villa Gavotti in the foreground.

In Celle Ligure from 7th December to Epiphany, loc. Ferrari, from sunset to sunrise. Bright nativity scene. The nativity scene, organized by the Festa dei Ferrari Committee, is set up along Via Ferrari and on the promontory of the car park located before the junction for the church and will be lit for all the Christmas holidays from sunset to dawn. Inauguration: 7 December with lighting at 8.30pm and, following, Christmas songs with the children of the teacher Paola. Free shuttle bus service on 7 and 8 December, starting at 8.00pm. Info: IAT Celle Ligure, tel. 019/990021

In Varazze appointment at the Confraternity of San Bartolomeo December 19th at about 6.15pm after the usual celebration of the festive Mass for its grand opening accompanied by a small refreshment based on panettone and muscat open to all. The Artistic Nativity will be open every day from 20th December to 10th January: morning from 9:30am to 12:15pm – afternoon  from 3:15 to 6:45pm.

Judit Neuberger

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