the most recent
> 2022-2023 THE FOURTH WISE MAN
in all the caves
> 2015-2016 THE SCANDAL MAN
> 2014-2015 FRANCIS' ALTAR
> 2013-2014 THE ANGEL of Miriàm
> 2012-2013 THE ALLIANCE
> 2011-2012 JOSEPH'S MYSTERY
> 2010-2011 THE WOLF ANT THE LAMB
in the big cave
the crib and the dioramas:
> 2009-2010 THE ESSENES - the sons of light
> 2008-2009 THE ANGEL - 3rd edition
> 2007-2008 BET LEHM - House of Bread
> 2006-2007 LILITH - the first Eve
the "new Nativities":
> 2005-2006 THE CARAVANSERAI- 2nd edition
> 2004-2005 BÉÈR - the well
> 2003-2004 THE ANGEL - 2nd edition
in the first caves
the third millennium:
> 2002-'03 SALOMÈ - the unbelieving midwife
> 2001-'02 THE MARKET
> 2000-'01 THE PILGRIM KINGS
> 1999-2000 SABBATH - the Jewish Saturday
> 1998-'99 THE ANGEL
> 1997-'98 THE CARAVANSERAI
> 1996-'97 THE HOSPITALITY OF THE POOR
the crib grows:
> 1995-'96 THE NOISE OF THE CRAFTS
> 1994-'95 THE THREE KINGS' GIFTS
PEACE ON HEART
Thus the Nativity in the Well was born, almost for fun
The underground route for visiting the caves was still limited to a few rooms and the same well had not been emptied (it was only 24 meters deep).
The idea of the speleologist friend was simple: to place the characters of the nativity scene on the bottom of the Pozzo della Cava, and those little drawings he had brought with him were used to make a brief test, to “sight” the Christmas crib, just to see the effect.
A few days later the boys of the Speleo Club Orvieto arrived with their harnesses and, lowering themselves to the bottom of the well, they gave life, under the direction of Francesco Baldini, to the first of our cribs.
There was the Holy Family, the ox, the donkey, and a great wish for peace.
Everything was candid, against the dark background of the earth of the well.
Word of mouth was the only promotion.
And people started coming …
the first Nativity in the Well was opened from December 23rd 1989 to January 7th 1990