In Valtellina homes nativity scenes are an essential part of Christmas. They lend joy and spirituality to the festivities. For the 29th year the Talamona Pro Loco is holding a seasonal exhibition entitled “I Presepi delle Contrade” (Nativity scenes in the villages) that spotlights these veritable works of Christmas art. Essentially, the unique pieces in I Presepi di Talamona serve to narrate the story of Christ’s birth according to traditional iconography, but they also have the power to stir consciences and raise spirits. Each year, this much-anticipated event amazes the many fans who flock to see the nativity scenes in Talamona.