The artisan workshop of Nativity Scene Art "Il Presepio" was born in 1997 thanks to the passion of the creator, Marialuisa Nofi, always fond of this particular and curious hobby that today has become her job.
Always self-taught and particularly gifted for artistic and creative works, she acquired the manual skills in working with wood in her father's carpentry, where in her spare time as a child she enjoyed building wooden toys.
Thanks to the experience gained over the years and to constant patience and goodwill, she has specialized in the construction of huts, landscapes, fountains, mills and then small parts, such as: counters for sellers, workbenches for craftsmen, chairs, tables, carts, baskets, furniture and many other items reproduced in scale for the heights of the various characters, also usable for the Dolls House.
The products are made of wood and cork and the construction of each piece is done manually, such as assembly, finishing and coloring; moreover each piece is different from the other and therefore exquisitely "unique" in its kind. Marialuisa Nofi also performs custom works.
In 2011 she participated in the "Regional Program for the Promotion and Enhancement of Artistic and Traditional Handicraft" obtaining, thanks to Regione Lazio, the recognition of Artisan Workshop and high aesthetic and cultural value.