Woodcarving in the Aurina Valley

Video: Woodcarving in the Aurina Valley

When travelling through the Aurina Valley, it’s hard not to notice the fields, waysides and house fronts decorated with wooden sculptures. Simple crucifixes and intricately carved figures and masks are as common as the surrounding mountains. This tradition of woodcarving has deep roots in the Aurina Valley, as evidenced by typical motifs such as devilish faces and innovative sculptures made of wood that push the boundaries of art and this age-old tradition. Join us on an excursion into the woodworking world of the Aurina Valley with two passionate artisans trying to save this old tradition.