Tuesday, 24 November 2015

How to see the world's largest CRIB/ Nativity Scene in 5 Terre MANAROLA - From December 8th till February 1st 2016

If you haven't yet decided what to do for the new year's Eve or just want to take a break and see something really extraordinary, come and visit the 5 Terre in Liguria at only 6 hrs driving from Geneva and specifically go to see the World's LARGEST CRIB  (Presepe in Italian) in Manarola, one of the 5 little villages on the sea.
The Crib is recorded in the Guinness Records  Book as the largest in the world.
The Crib will be visible from December 8th until the end of January 2016 , the nativity scene is as big as the entire mountain behind the village.
The characters are designed with electric cables and lights , thanks to the art and patience of a man , Mario Andreoli, a retired railman born in Manarola who has dedicated to this work more than 30 years of his life from 1976 till 2007.
Mr. Andreoli has used more than 8Km of electric cables , 17000 bulbs and more than 300 life size models made of environmental friendly , recyclable materials. To note that since 2008 the Crib has become ecological in fact it is powered by a photo voltaic system.

5 Terre can be easily reached by train via Milano- La Spezia or by car, in this case the best is to stop in La Spezia and book an hotel there because the 5 villages cannot be reached by car .

To organize a trip there, either you book an hotel in La Spezia directly, or contact the tourist office 



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