33rd Nativity in the Well
«The Fourth Wise Man»

si inaugura in ciclo narrativo degli “ESCLUSI”, con nuove sfide e …nuovi linguaggi!

The subject

Every year the Nativity in the Well proposes a new setting with an ever-changing theme, mixing sacred texts and traditions, historical truths and timeless myths.
The 33rd year inaugurates a new cycle of narratives, that of the “excluded”, in which the Nativity is told by characters who, for various reasons, have not been able to see it live. For the 2022-2023 edition, the exceptional narrator will be Artaban, the fourth wise man who embarked on another path.


There was a fourth wise man, who wanted to bring very precious gifts to the Child King announced by the star. But he lingered along the way, chased him to Egypt and was unable to meet Jesus until the day of his crucifixion, with nothing left to give him. A Persian legend revisited in the style of the Nativity of the Pozzo della Cava. A new challenge for a new stimulating narrative.

The Excluded

The 2022-’23 edition also wants to represent a turning point in the setting up and conception of the Nativity in the Well: the introductory scenes along the underground caves will in fact be enriched by contemporary artistic installations, to underline the narration of a story that is really fascinating for simplicity and magic. Yet another bet for an event that has never stopped renewing itself.

33rd Nativity in the Well – THE FORUTH WISE MAN

from December 23, 2022 to January 8, 2023
open from 9 to 20 | last admission 19:45

Pozzo della Cava | Via della Cava 28 | 05018 Orvieto (TR) ITALY | +39 0763342373

it can ben visited without any surcharge on the entrance ticket to the Pozzo della Cava:
full admission € 4.00 per person
reduced admission € 2.50 per person
[for children, students, seniors, holders of tickets to the last year’s crib or members of affiliated structures and associations]
free admission under 5