The masterpiece of the wooden Art of Camonica Valley is the work of Beniamo Simoni, who carved 198 minor-fi gures of the Way of the Cross, which are in the homonymous sanctuary in Cerveno, also called “capèle”. The way, made up of terraces, has 13 niches on the sides that represent the stations of the Cross. The fourteenth one is on the top and represents the Deposition of Christ. The inhabitants of Cerveno love “Santa Crus” maybe because the minor-fi gures remember the local people.
It occurs every ten years during the fi rst or second Sunday of May. In this occasion people organize a dramatic play with real living minor-fi gures along the streets of the village.
(foto © Luca Giarelli)