A Nativity Scene Like You’ve Never Seen Before: In Lignano Sabbiadoro, They’re Made of Sand

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In Lignano Sabbiadoro, along the Lungomare Trieste of Italy’s Friuli region, the fascinating exhibition of sand nativity scenes will be held from 8 December to 7 February 2024. With the theme “The land, the lagoon and the sea”, this extraordinary exhibition is organized by the professionals of the Accademia della Sabbia, in collaboration with the Dome Aghe Savalon d’Aur Association. A team of valiant artists from all Italian regions will bring these wonderful works to life, with experience in the field that extends for almost 40 years.

The exhibition represents a fruitful collaboration with the city and the proloco of Lignano Sabbiadoro since the first editions, highlighting the constant commitment to making this large sand nativity scene unique and evocative. It is important to note that the nativity scene is made without the use of glues or similar materials for maintenance; only water, sand and the skilled work of industry professionals are used in its creation.

The secret to the maintenance, solidity, and stability of these extraordinary sculptures lies in the careful compression of the sand for days, a process carried out with great care by the professionals involved. A unique and evocative experience that celebrates creativity and art, capturing the essence of “The land, the lagoon and the sea” through the ephemeral art of sand nativity scenes.