Jesolo Sand Nativity 2021 Preparativi 09

Jesolo Sand Nativity 2022, the "Sculptures of Peace" will rise in Piazza Brescia

The famous Sand Nativity is preparing for its twentieth ribbon cutting with a profound universal message. The exhibition will be inaugurated on 8 December 2022 and can be visited from 9 December to 5 February 2023.

Jesolo Sand Nativity will enchant his audience with "Sculptures of Peace". This is the title chosen for the twentieth edition of the famous Sand Nativity of Jesolo, where since 2002 hundreds of cubic meters of sand have been modeled by the most important sculptors in the world. Over the years, Sand Nativity has grown in number of visitors establishing itself as one of the best known nativity scenes in Italy and in the world, so much so that it has been exhibited in St. Peter's Square in Rome for the 2018 Christmas holidays. In these last 20 years, over 1 million visitors visited Jesolo Sand Nativity.

This year Jesolo Sand Nativity wants to launch a universal message of peace. It will be conveyed 10 sculptures, shaped by 14 professional sculptors coming from various nations and coordinated by the artistic director Richard Varano. The artists will discuss the theme of peace by dedicating their works to it, inspired by both evangelical episodes and historical facts.

Jesolo Sand Nativity 2022 will welcome visitors in the new location identified behind piazza Brescia, home of summer sand sculptures, a few steps from the Palazzo del Turismo and the Casa del Turismo, with wide parking available.
The sculptors will create the works within an area of about 750 square meters, starting from 1,000 cubic meters of sand, for a total of about 1,500 tons. The team of artists will shape the "Sculptures of Peace" from 15 to 28 November, while the exhibition will be inaugurated, as has become tradition, on 8 December. Jesolo Sand Nativity will then be visited with free entry, from 9 December to 5 February 2023 according to the following timetable: from Monday to Friday from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 14.30 to 19.30; Saturday, Sunday and holidays with continuous opening hours from 9.30 to 19.30. From 24 December to 8 January the exhibition will be open all day from 9.30 to 19.30.

“Jesolo Sand Nativity is one of the most important events in our city and one of those to which the greatest attention is paid, both by visitors and by the press. This is why we wanted a special edition like number 20, which will take shape in such a delicate moment, take charge of transmitting a profound and transversal message of peace. The nativity scene, which represents the moment when God takes human form, speaks to our life and invites us to question ourselves on the big questions, revealing, in some way, the universal side present in every small gesture. - said the mayor of the City of Jesolo, Christofer De Zotti, and the councilor for tourism, Alberto Maschio –. The new location, identified after having had to exclude piazza Milano because the technical surveys showed that its underground parking would not have borne the weight of the sand, will allow to lighten traffic and at the same time to guarantee visitors the opportunity to walk in a lively area of the lido. It will be a good time to meet and, thanks to donations, an important opportunity to help those in need through charity".

Il sindaco di Jesolo Christofer De Zotti e l'assessore al turismo Alberto Maschio
The mayor of the city of Jesolo Christofer De Zotti and the councilor for tourism Alberto Maschio.