When you’re inside the grotto, it doesn’t matter what day of the year it is: for seven minutes, it’s December 24th. A scene 3 mt wide sits before your eyes, teeming with life: the fisherman pulls on his net, the lumberjack hits a tree with his ax, the baker puts fresh bread up for sale, the shepherd drives his sheep up a hill and many people move throughout the bridges and streets, curiously approaching the grotto to admire baby Jesus.5
During the seven minutes of action, the sun rises and falls, offering a continuous changing of light. The evening arrives and the miracle of the birth of baby Jesus occurs. In the sky, the stars are shining and a comet appears, the angels descend toward the grotto to announce the news to the world, while a soft song accompanies the scene. There is no limit to the number of times you can watch this wonderful, brief day: you’ll be avid for more so you can appreciate every detail, discover new figures and return to your childhood for another seven minutes!