Christmas Cribs in the forest
Original and unexpected walk in the woods near the hamlet of Zanolin, along which bizarre cribs of large and small dimensions, classic and original, are set up. A winter magic that combines tradition and nature thanks to the creative flair and enthusiasm of those who set up, combined with an exceptional location. Here you walk in silence, observed only by the snow-laden trees.
The idea was born in the winter of 2011/2012 with the anonymous installation of a curious nativity scene in the woods overlooking the small town of Zanolin. The following year the initiative expands and involves the inhabitants of the hamlet and the village in an ever wider way. The route finds its definitive and current development along the paths of the Cavelonte woods and the number of cribs increases with each edition. All the works are characterized by the maximum freedom of preparation, not necessarily according to the classical schemes of the nativity, but leaving the field free for the imagination and interpretation of any symbol that recalls Christmas.
The result is a real open-air exhibition, with the special participation of children from the nursery and primary schools of Ziano di Fiemme.
Each edition brings with it some novelties: a new corner of the forest transformed into a hut of roots and branches, a row of trees studded with stars, small miniature gems hanging from the branches or real art installations that merge and blend with the nature. While visiting the path every year, you can never predict where the next nativity scene is hiding!