Ossana is also known as “il borgo dei 1000 presepi” (the village with 1000 nativity scenes) and has reached a world record as their number exceeds that of its permanent residents (852)!
Hundreds of representations are set in the streets and the most impressive village houses, such as the San Michele Castle, the Casa degli Affreschi and the church of San Vigilio.
The number of nativity scenes has been increasing from year to year thanks to local citizens, artists, schools and volunteer associations from Ossana and from all of Val di Sole.
They are made using unusual materials like fabric, wood, seeds or corn leaves and the itinerary begins in the very heart of the town centre of Ossana, and goes on through the narrow streets and beautiful corners of this village, up to the walls of the San Michele Castle.
You can admire these incredibly creative nativity scenes that are.