The tradition of woodcarving in the Val Gardena is many centuries old.
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Mainly Christian figures such as nativity scenes are carved during winter time in the Val Gardena. We recommend visiting the larger than life-sized Christmas crib in Santa Cristina in the Gardena valley, one the largest wood-carved nativity scenes in the world. It is open all-the-year.
Also other valleys in South Tyrol have an important woodcarving tradition. In the Tures and Aurina valleys beautiful masks are carved. The laboratories or small shops are worth a visit and give you the opportunity to have a closer look at this traditional handicraft!