Early morning departure from the places and times moving in the direction of Padua, Venice .... arrival in Lignano Sabbiadoro and entrance to the exhibition : Made of Sand by the Academy in collaboration with the association Lignano in Fiore non-profit organization under the artistic direction of Antonio and Paul Molin Fontecchia . The exhibition is located on the beach again this year at the Terrazza a Mare. As a follow up to the theme of the Nativity scene in 2010 dedicated to the work of the earth , this year it was decided to dedicate the setting of the Nativity to the water and, in particular, the work of man in relation with them. The same Holy Family is represented on board a boat between the sea and the lagoon . Inside the marquee are hosted other aquatic-themed sand sculptures including a lighthouse nautical height of over 6 feet . This year will be realized the Yule Tree (dedicated to the celebration of the winter solstice. This is an updated retelling of the ancient to modern times Christmas tree. The real news is the 2013 first edition of the Nativity in Sale a special air-conditioned area of about 30 square meters was built a salt cave containing the delicate sculptures of white color. Throughout the work have been used several hundred kilos of sea salt food grade .... Lunch at the end of the visit . followed by transfer to meet the guide with Aquileia Aquileia is located about 40 kilometers south of the capital of Friuli Venezia Giulia , to the Lagoon of Grado, in a strategic position between the port and the hinterland which is partly due his reputation , established in Roman times . Besides the centrality for trade and supplies to the armies , the glorious past of Aquileia is related to having been the headquarters of the powerful medieval Patriarchate which took its name from the city of Friuli. Brief time available .. departure for the return trip with stops along the perorso and evening arrival at your destination.
The Sand Nativity of Lignano Sabbiadoro is now in its tenth edition . Powered by the Academy of Sand in collaboration with the association Lignano in Fiore non-profit organization under the artistic direction of Anthony and Paul Molin Fontecchia .The crib is made using only the sand of the beach of Lignano Sabbiadoro . The exhibition consists of 5 groups of sculptures : in addition to the sculpture of welcome was made a composition dedicated to the Three Kings with a comet of about 12 meters. A block sculpture was completely dedicated to the winter solstice while on another block were represented scenes from the life of Jesus using the ancient technique dell'altorievo for a front of about 15 meters. The nativity , represented in classic form for background will a stone arch with a door that opens : the opening excavated in the sand block has the major axis of the record length of about 2 meters achieved without the aid of any internal support . This year will be realized the Yule Tree ( www.alberodiyule.it ) dedicated to the celebration of the winter solstice. This is an updated retelling of the ancient to modern times Christmas tree. Public participation has made the success of this rare experiment in interactive setting in which the study and anthropological research blend with the aesthetics and tradition . Finally will be repeated , extended version of the nativity Sale ( www.presepedisale.it ) in a special air-conditioned area of about 20 square meters was built a salt cave containing the delicate sculptures of white color. For the entire works have been used several hundred kilos of sea salt food grade .