Many are the news that the XIX edition of the Sand Crib of Lignano Sabbiadoro offers to its many and loyal guests: a more convenient location of the tent on the beach (you will access the exhibition from the beach office number
Your unmissable winter appointment by the sea in Lignano Sabbiadoro is the Sand Nativity organized by the Dome Aghe Savalon d’Aur Association in collaboration with the Municipality of Lignano Sabbiadoro and local associations.
Now in its 20th edition in 2023, the Sand Nativity of Lignano Sabbiadoro embodis all the meaning of Christmas.
The interior layout, renewed in its technological components, has been developed to enhance the plasticity of the sculptural works resulting, this year, from a long project work curated by Lara Gonzo and Master Mario Vittadello.
The Sand Nativity scene in Lignano turns twenty, continuing along the path of experimentation undertaken in recent editions. The desire to actualize the event of Jesus’ birth here and now lies in the invention of the Nativity scene, commemorating it every year as if it was happening again before the eyes of those who celebrate it. The idea behind the 20th edition of the Sand Nativity is to transfigure the places and landscapes of Lignano and the surrounding areas into Nativity scenes thanks to works that are capable of restoring their most authentic soul. The recurrence, in this 2023, of the 120th anniversary of “seaside history” has made it possible to highlight how strong the bond has been between the city and the territory that surrounds it since its origins. The twentieth anniversary offers the Nativity scene the opportunity for a reflection: that same sand which constitutes its essential sculptural “material” is a gift from nature and the territory because over time rock, earth, wind, rivers, lagoon and sea have contributed to form it; the “golden sand” that has given so much prestige to our city then becomes an emblem of the inestimable value and richness of the entire environmental and cultural heritage of Lower Friuli. A heritage that must be protected, preserved and enhanced so that future generations can still enjoy it.
This year’s work aims to be a tribute to Lignano and the territory between the Stella and Tagliamento rivers and between the sea and the lagoon and is presented in the form of a route that crosses its natural and historical landscape: a sort of “guide for images” which invites the visitor to stop in some places of particular impact transformed, as if by magic, into scenes of the Nativity scene.