The Museum was founded in December 2001 in the premises of the Parish of Santa Maria Assunta, with the purpose to know and appreciate the Italian tradition of nativity scenes with particular reference to methods and construction techniques adopted in each religion. The aim is to offer the visitor a journey of faith, prayer and meditation on the mystery of salvation, in the recovery of simple values that are still in effect, pivoting on Christmas, lead back to the essentiality of the Gospel message.

The cribs, granted free of charge from the major Italian crèche, remain exposed for a year, and are then returned to their rightful owners. The crèche that they were interested in exhibiting can contact us directly leads through e-mail or by calling the Leisure and Cultural Center "La Piana".