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Montorsaio: the town of nativity scenes

Montorsaio: the town of nativity scenes
There are something for all tastes, small and very intimate or large and spectacular but always very suggestive - Agriturismo.life
2021-12-20T08:00:00+08:00

Montorsaio: the town of nativity scenes

There are something for all tastes, small and very intimate or large and spectacular but always very suggestive

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Montorsaio is a tiny village in the municipality of Campagnatico, in the province of Grosseto, rich in history, more than what its visitors can imagine. Lying on the top of a 384-meter hill, it watches over the underlying Maremma plain as an attentive and good-natured guardian.

Since 1985 in Montorsaio the millenary Christian tradition of the crib begins to emerge from the four walls of the houses, with the commitment of a group of boys who then lived in the ancient monastery of San Bernardino alla nave, helped by the inhabitants of the village and thanks to their remarkable artistic talent they begin to forge clay statues of fine workmanship with the appearance of the inhabitants of the town.

Here the villagers become the protagonists of the crib they merge with it , therefore the unsuspecting visitor, who has just arrived "at the door" (this is the name of the panoramic square that gives access to the town from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Maremma), can entertain himself by talking to some local elders, only to be amazed by see the same people with whom he was pleasantly entertained until a few minutes before, lying in the middle of the borraccina (this is the name of the green moss that is traditionally used as a backdrop for the nativity) as appearing in front of the grotto of the nativity.

This scenario is framed by the papier-mâché reproduction of some villages in the surrounding area that stand out on the surrounding hills: Batignano Campagnatico, Roccastrada.

Today Montorsaio, thanks to this initial push, then continued with the passion of its now rare inhabitants, has been elected the town of Nativity scenes . During the Christmas period, starting from December 8 there is a flourishing of large and small decorations of the nativity, each entrusted to the inspiration of families.

There is something for everyone. tastes, small and very intimate or large and scenographic but always very suggestive, especially in the evening when the lights that wisely surround the town are turned on, giving truly enchanting and unexpected views.


Source: www.maremmans.it


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