Via S. Gregorio Armeno 55
The highest quality religious scenes are created in terracotta, wood and silk.
In Naples, nativity scenes are more traditional and significant than Christmas trees. This firm is known for its high-quality scenes, which it has been handcrafting for nearly 200 years.
Giuseppe and Marco Ferrigno have eight employees who make about 500 scenes a year, using terracotta and wood figures that range from 2 to 40 centimetres high. Special touches are added, including silk from San Leucio, a town near Naples with an ancient silk-making tradition. Some specially made scenes can command very high prices.