Presepe di Penna in Teverina
If you descend some stairs covered with old bricks produced by ancient furnaces and surrounded by walls of limestone rock, you get the idea to access an ancient and suggestive environment. The visitor, during the whole visit, is accompanied by a melodious soundtrack written by Riccardo Cocciante (songwriter and director) and by the narrating voice of Alberto Lori.
Here are some data showing the special features of the Crib:
The crib consists of a 30 square metres basis and a walkway for observing the artwork that is about 40 square metres; the small moving statues are about 140; it’s possible to see the Three Kings on the camels in two different points; there are three itineraries of water and sea with 300 litres of water including a wonderful fog scenery; real snow on the mountains; rain; special lights effects; 512 stars in the constellation set for the 25th December where it’s possible to notice the southern star as well as the small and big dipper.
The Penna Crib received prizes during the Crib exhibitions it took part in and precisely in the International Crib Festival of Verona in 2007 as well as in Città di Castello in 2011 and 2012.