During the Christmas holidays there will be opportunities to go for a walk in the cribs, admiring the most original in Bassa Romagna: traditional, mechanical and the most creative, made with recycled materials.



Villanova di Bagnacavallo
Ecomuseo delle Erbe Palustri (via Ungaretti 1)
from 8th December to 6th Fabruary, LA CAPANNA DEL BAMBINELLO

19 Decembr at 7.30pm
NOTTE DEI PRESEPI (Night of cribs)
Dinner-concert with Christmas carols and songs with the band “A voj cantè neca me”. Extraordinary opening of the exhibition La Capanna del Bambinello.
Ecomuseo delle Erbe Palustri
Info: 0545 47122

Villa Prati
from 19 December to 16 January

This big mechanical crib covers a surface of about 80 square metres and it’s composed of more than 40 groups of statues. Great care was taken of the reconstruction of everyday life and the particular setting with statues moving in the alternating of night and day and of different weathers. It is 30 years that the Association “Crib friends” spends several months designing and making the mechanisms, statues and setting of this mechanical crib, one of the most original and beautiful cribs of the region.
It covers a surface of about 80 square metres and is composed of more than 40 groups of figures, each of them is mechanical and has a sound.
Several scenes are proposed: the time leading up to Christmas, the Annunciation, Joseph’s dream, looking for an accomodation in Bethlem, the Nativity, the presentation of Jesus at the temple and Kings’ adoration.
Opening hours: public holidays from 2.30 to 7 pm, weekdays from 24 December to 8 January from 2.30 to 5.30 pm.

Former primary schools, next to the church
Address: Via Sinistra Canale Naviglio Inferiore, 67 – Villa Prati di Bagnacavallo – 48020 (RA)
Tel: 0545 58170 – 348 3579389 Ass. Amici del Presepe


(Updated to 31/01/2023)

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