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Everything is ready for the Living nativity scene in Barberino Val d'Elsa, including the emotion of parading for the first time in the re-enactment of the Nativity. The latest rehearsals for the 50 citizens, committed to giving history another opportunity to boast the Italian authorship of the living nativity scene, born in 1223 by the will of San Francesco in the village of Greccio, in the province of Rieti. On 5 and 6 January life inside the castle will come on and medieval life, through the streets, squares and alleys of Barberino Val d'Elsa, will represent the birth of Jesus. The artistic project, signed by Francesco Mattonai, playwright and director, sees the active involvement of citizens and arises from the collaboration of different local realities, such as associations, economic operators, the Parish of Barberino Val d'Elsa.

This is the first edition of a community project, promoted byMunicipal union of the Florentine Chianti and coordinated by the city councilor Tatiana Pistolesi. Barberino goes back in time and takes on the appearance of a small Bethlehem where the ancient trades of carpenters, dyers, laundresses and weavers are at work in via Francesco da Barberino. You will see blacksmiths, potters, potters, bakers and spice sellers at work. The hut will be set up in the garden of the church of San Bartolomeo and in Piazza Barberini there will be a refreshment point.

Sunday 5 and Monday 6 January the living nativity scene of Barberino Val d'Elsa will be can be visited from 16 to 19. The arrival of the King Magi at 16:30 and 18.

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